Ottawa Bus Crash

Three people were killed and nearly two dozen injured in a collision involving an OC Transpo double-decker bus at Westboro station Friday afternoon.
Three people were killed and nearly two dozen injured in a collision involving an OC Transpo double-decker bus at Westboro station Friday afternoon.

WARNING: This story contains graphic content that may be disturbing to some readers

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.”

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See Also:

(1) What happened at Westboro Station? Ottawa bus crash investigation expected to be lengthy

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If this driver was still behind the wheel because of political correctness and/or some other form of progressive insanity then it was not merely an accident. It was an accident waiting to happen. If the report that multiple transit supervisors had concerns about this driver’s ability were not given the weight they deserved are true, then there is going to be a hell to pay. Somebody had better have ensured the HR files were secure on day one. Shredders and all that. Am I skeptical? Based on the reports of concerned transit supervisors damn right I am. Trust? Sure. But… Read more »