Ottawa Mayor Confirms Three People Dead, 23 Injured In Bus Crash At Westboro Station

A double-decker OC Transpo bus crashed into a bus shelter.

A horrific bus crash has resulted in the deaths of 3 people, and 23 people being injured.

Around 3:50 PM local time, Ottawa Emergency services responded to a crash involving an OC Transpo double-decker bus.

The bus reportedly crashed into a bus stop.

Ottawa Police Chief Charles Bordeleau spoke to the media, and confirmed that there were fatalities:

The Ottawa Citizen has posted a YouTube video showing the scene of the crash:

News conference with Ottawa officials:

Leaders in Ontario and across the country are speaking about the horrific crash, including the Mayor of Ottawa Jim Watson, who confirmed that there were 3 fatalities:

“23 people injured and 3 fatalities in the Westboro bus incident. Our hearts and condolences go out to all those injured, those who lost their lives as well as to their families. I’ve asked our staff to make available all necessary resources to help those affected by this tragedy.”

“Devastated to hear about those who lost their lives and were injured following the horrific bus collision at Westboro Station in Ottawa. My thoughts are with the victims and their families this evening. Thank you to the first responders who are working to help all those affected.”

“Deeply saddened to hear of the terrible bus accident in Westboro. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families and we’re praying those injured may recover. Thank you to the first responders who are assisting all impacted.”

“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.”

“Shocked and saddened to learn about the terrible bus collision at Westboro station in Ottawa. My thoughts with the victims and families of those who lost their lives. To the first responders, hospital staff and all those who are working tirelessly to assist, thank you.”

Spencer Fernando

Photo – YouTube

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