3 killed, 23 injured in Ottawa bus crash
OTTAWA — Three people were killed and 23 injured when a doubledecker city bus struck a transit shelter in Ottawa on Friday afternoon, Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson says.
The driver of the bus was arrested at the scene, Chief Charles Bordeleau of the Ottawa police added at an evening news conference at Ottawa city hall. He wouldn't say why she was detained rather than submitting to questions voluntarily.
"Something led us to having to arrest the individual and take them to the station," Bordeleau said.
The crash took place west of downtown at 3:50 p.m., at the beginning of rush hour, just as dusk was beginning to settle on the coldest day of the winter so far in the capital. The bus was westbound for Kanata, a more distant Ottawa suburb, Watson said.
Two of the dead were riding the bus; one was on the platform at Westboro station, a major stop on the city's busway, he said.