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Three people were killed and 23 others injured on Friday when a double-decker Ottawa transit bus crashed into a shelter at the city’s Westboro Station.
These witnesses saw the crash and its immediate aftermath:
‘BODIES JUST FLYING THROUGH THE WINDSHIELD’
Andrew Borle was waiting for a bus on the other side of Westboro Station when the crash took place.
“I heard a bump and I saw the bus crashing into Westboro Station,” the local student told CTV Ottawa, still visibly shaken from what he had seen. “It was pretty intense at the time. People were screaming… I saw like two or three bodies just flying through the windshield of the bus.”
One of those people, Borle said, appeared to be a uniformed member of the Canadian military. The bus, he added, “was just ripped open.”
“It seemed like a full bus, a pretty crowded bus,” Borle said. “Definitely people were hurt.”
‘FIREFIGHTERS WERE WORKING TO CUT AWAY THE WINDOWS’
Gabriel Rivett-Carnac, who lives across the street from the station, witnessed the immediate aftermath of the crash.
“I heard an unusual number of sirens and so I came out,” Rivett-Carnac told CTV News Channel. “The front of the bus was essentially cut off and or demolished and firefighters were working to cut away the windows of the top floor of the bus.”