Toronto City Bus In Major Collision
August 30, 2011 by UPI - United Press International, Inc.
TORONTO, Aug. 30 (UPI) — Police said a Toronto Transit Commission bus and a construction crane truck collided Tuesday, killing at least one person and injuring 13 others, six seriously.
The crash occurred around 2:30 p.m. in the city’s northeast and completely tore away and crumpled the front right side of the bus. While the bus driver was uninjured, a 43-year-old female passenger was killed, police Constable Wendy Drummond told reporters.
An aerial view of the scene from CTV News showed the crane truck off the road on a grassy area behind where the bus came to rest.
City paramedics rushed a large trauma treatment bus to the scene after 911 emergency operators received a rash of calls from residents of area apartment building who said they all heard a loud crash or explosion, the Toronto Sun said.
Police wouldn’t discuss possible causes for the crash.
The six-lane Lawrence Avenue where the crash happened was closed, causing afternoon rush-hour headaches for thousands trying to reach or exit the nearby north-south Don Valley Parkway, the reports said.