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CanadaFirst responders work through the night after bus crash in Ottawa kills 3, injures 23

17:21  12 january  2019
17:21  12 january  2019 Source:   globalnews.ca

Several injuries in Ottawa bus crash

Several injuries in Ottawa bus crash Several injuries in Ottawa bus crash

Three people were killed and 23 others injured when an Ottawa transit bus crashed into a I saw two or three bodies flying through the windshield of the bus .” The Ottawa Hospital, which is Police and first responders work at the scene where a double-decker city bus struck a transit shelter in

Police and first responders work at the scene where a double-decker city bus struck a transit shelter in Ottawa , on Friday, around 3 :50 p.m. (Justin Tang/Canadian Press). A section of the Ottawa Transitway will remain closed today and police are blocking off nearby roads as they continue their

First responders work through the night after bus crash in Ottawa kills 3, injures 23 © THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang Police and first responders work at the scene where a double-decker city bus struck a transit shelter in Ottawa, on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019.

Ottawa police say first responders worked through the night to investigate Friday's bus crash and identify those who lost their lives.

READ MORE: 3 dead, 23 injured in bus crash at Ottawa transit station: city officials

Three were killed and 23 were injured, including 14 in critical condition, after a double-decker bus hopped a curb and struck a transit shelter in Ottawa at about 3:50 p.m. Friday.

None of the victims' identities have been released.

Three dead in Ottawa bus crash

Three dead in Ottawa bus crash Three dead in Ottawa bus crash

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Three people were killed and nearly two dozen were injured on Friday when a double-decker bus struck a bus shelter in the. Investigators were expected to be on the scene through the night , with frigid temperatures in Ottawa expected to dip down to minus 22 Celsius

Three people have been killed and 23 others injured , some of them critically, when a double-decker bus crashed into a bus shelter at Westboro station in Two passengers and one person waiting on the platform died, Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson told reporters, adding that 23 others were injured in the

The police force said the driver of the bus, who had been detained for questioning, has been released unconditionally.

At a press conference on Friday evening, Police Chief Charles Bordeleau would not say why she was arrested rather than submitting to questions voluntarily.

He said the investigation will be lengthy as multiple agencies collaborate to piece together what happened.

According to officials, two of those killed were found on the bus while the third was found on the platform of Westboro station, a major stop on the city's bus way.

The westbound bus headed to Bridlewood, in the south end of Kanata, appeared to have rammed into the shelter at the station located west of downtown Ottawa. Images taken at the scene show the front of the double-decker bus ripped off.

What happened at Westboro Station? Investigation expected to be lengthy

What happened at Westboro Station? Investigation expected to be lengthy What happened at Westboro Station? Investigation expected to be lengthy

“Thank you to the first responders who rushed to help — we’re monitoring the situation closely.” The bus had a capacity of 90 people, both sitting In 2013, another Ottawa double-decker city bus broke through a warning gate and collided with a Via Rail train in suburban Barrhaven, killing six people as

Three dead, 23 injured in serious bus crash at Westboro station. Thank you to the first responders who are working to help all those affected."Mayor Watson said city flags will be lowered to half staff. Three people killed , 23 injured in Ottawa bus crash . 'Bodies just flying through the windshield'

Fire crews used ladders to get passengers off the top level of the bus.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted his condolences Friday night following the incident, and thanked first responders who came to the aid of the injured.

"I want to send my deepest condolences to the families of victims and everyone affected by today’s tragic bus crash in Ottawa. Thank you to the first responders who rushed to help -- we’re monitoring the situation closely," his tweet read.

His note was accompanied by messages from several public officials, including Ontario Premier Doug Ford, Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, NDP Party of Canada leader Jagmeet Singh and Conservative Party of Canada leader Andrew Scheer.

Along with offering condolences and thoughts to those impacted by the crash, Watson informed residents of the region that busses would be detoured onto Scott Street for the time being, so as to allow first responders to work without interruption.

In a news conference Friday evening, Watson echoed these sentiments.

“Our hearts and condolences go out to all those injured (and) those family members who have lost loved ones,” Watson said at a news conference at city hall shortly after 7 p.m. on Friday.  “Our thoughts are also with the others on that bus, at that station, those directly involved and those who witnessed the collision.”

Several Members of Parliament also offered thoughts and prayers Friday evening.

Chief Bordeleau posted a statement from the Ottawa Police Service at approximately 7 p.m. Friday evening, offering more details about the crash.

According to the statement, the bus was an OC Transpo-double decker bus, route 269. Following the crash, many people were trapped on the upper level of the bus for a period of time.

Bus crash victims named

Bus crash victims named Ottawa police say Anja Van Beek, Judy Booth and Bruce Thomlinson were killed in Friday's bus crash.

23 injured when double-decker bus slammed into shelter Friday afternoon. The Ottawa Hospital said shortly after 8 p.m. that seven patients were in critical condition and nine in stable condition. Police and first responders work at Westboro station where a double-decker OC Tranpo bus struck

OTTAWA — An afternoon commute in Canada’s capital turned to horror after a double-decker Chief Bordeleau said that most of the injured people were in that part of the bus , and that several people She was being questioned on Friday night . The bus , whose route was to take it from downtown to the

READ MORE: In 2013, 6 were killed when an Ottawa double-decker bus hit a train. Distraction was one cause

He added that the most serious injuries were inflicted on those sitting on the upper-right side of the bus.

"This was a very difficult and chaotic scene," he said in the statement. "Emergency responders were able to take control and assist those injured."

The bus could have been holding up to 90 passengers, standing and seating, OC Transpo general manager John Manconi told reporters. Manconi said officials do not know how many people were waiting on the platform when the collision occurred.

READ MORE: IN PHOTOS: Ottawa bus crash that killed 3 left a ‘chaotic’ scene

Ottawa Paramedic Chief Myles Cassidy told reporters that 25 people were taken to hospital from the scene, 14 in critical condition and 11 in serious condition.

In addition to the police who arrived to assist on Friday, Bordeleau stated that Collision Investigation Unit officers will also be launching a probe into the crash.

--With files from Beatrice Britneff and the Canadian Press.

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