Double-Decker Bus Crashes in Ottawa Station, Killing 3 in addition to also Injuring 25

OTTAWA — An afternoon commute in Canada’s capital turned to horror after a double-decker city bus became impaled on a passenger shelter, leaving three people dead in addition to also 25 injured, officials said.

Jim Watson, the mayor of Ottawa, said that will one victim was standing on the platform at the time of the collision, in addition to also the additional two were aboard the bus.

“Our hearts in addition to also condolences go out to all those who were injured,” Mr. Watson said at a news conference. “Our focus today must be to provide care in addition to also sympathy for those affected by the accident.”

Of the injured, 14 arrived at hospitals in critical condition.

that will was the second deadly accident involving a double-decker bus from the city in less than six years.

The bus, operated by the city’s transit system, OC Transpo, was traveling along a below-grade road reserved for buses when that will lost control entering a station west of the city’s downtown at about 3:50 p.m., said Chief Charles Bordeleau of the Ottawa Police Service.

that will then mounted a passenger platform in addition to also crashed into a shelter. The steel in addition to also glass of the shelter’s overhang tore off the front of the bus, in addition to also sliced through a large section of its upper deck.

Chief Bordeleau said that will most of the injured people were in that will part of the bus, in addition to also that will several people on the platform also required treatment.

Why the bus lost control was not clear. that will was a bitterly cold afternoon: Officials had delivered a frostbite warning in addition to also black ice had developed on several roads throughout the city.

“There’s no question that will the weather adds to the complexity of the scene,” Chief Bordeleau said, although he declined to answer questions about the possible causes or the condition of the transit road’s service.

He said that will “something led us to having arrested” the bus driver, however he declined to offer any details. She was being questioned on Friday night.

The bus, whose route was to take that will through downtown to the suburbs, was not scheduled to stop at the station where the collision occurred, in addition to also merely meant to pass through that will.

Doug Ford, the premier of Ontario, wrote on Twitter that will he was “devastated to hear about those who lost their lives in addition to also were injured following the horrific bus collision.”

In 2013, another OC Transpo double-decker bus collided with an intercity passenger train, leaving six dead in addition to also 35 people injured.

An investigation by federal authorities found that will the driver may have been distracted by a video screen that will allowed him to monitor passengers on the upper level of the bus. that will also called for the addition of bumpers to the buses, which are made in Britain.

John Manconi, the general manager of OC Transpo, said buses built since that will report have included bumpers, however he did know whether the bus in Friday’s collision was among them.