Three killed as Ottawa bus crashes into bus shelter

A bus crash at Westboro Station in Ottawa

A bus crash at Westboro Station in Ottawa

1310 NEWS' Mark Sutcliffe is set to host two hours of special programming, following a devastating bus crash at Westboro Station.

"We're taking every necessary step to establish all of the facts and will co-operate fully with any investigation", said John Manconi, the general manager of Ottawa's transit service, OC Transpo.

Several people have been injured in a collision involving an OC Transpo bus near Westboro station, police say.

The Ottawa Hospital's trauma centre said it had received nine patients "in critical condition" from the collision.

The female driver of the bus has been arrested and is being questioned by Ottawa police.

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The Canadian PressPolice said a double-decker bus collided with a transit shelter at a busy station west of downtown Ottawa.

An obviously distressed woman was seen being wheeled away from the bus on a stretcher by paramedics.

Injured passengers were being treated by paramedics on the ground surrounding the bus.

The double-decker bus appears to have crashed into the roof that hangs over the platform at the station.

Part of the Transitway, a main artery for commuters, was closed in the aftermath of the accident, and police warned people to stay away from the area.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford took it to Twitter to send a message to the victims and their families.

"Our hearts and condolences go out to all those injured, those family members who have lost loved ones and their families", Watson said.

Photos and video from the scene showed emergency responders treating a number of people on the ground, as others used ladders to unload passengers trapped on the bus' upper level.

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