Ottawa Police Chief Charles Bordeleau confirms that there have been multiple fatalities in a serious bus collision at Westboro Station.
He did not say how many people have died.
The Ottawa Hospital has confirmed nine patients from the crash are in critical condition. Overall, 17 were taken to hospital. One person was treated at the scene.
The double-decker bus, OC Transpo Route 269, smashed into the roof which hangs over the platform at the station at 3:50 p.m., Friday.
Emergency responders are on scene at Westboro incident. Scott Street is closed as well as the Transitway between Westboro and Tunney’s Pasture. Churchill Seniors Centre at 345 Richmond Road is open to residents seeking information about family members involved in the collision.— Jim Watson (@JimWatsonOttawa) January 11, 2019
The City of Ottawa is expected to hold a news conference at 7 p.m., in order to give more details.