Bus driver rescued from crash between Calgary Transit bus and tractor-trailer

A Calgary Transit bus and tractor-trailer collided near 52nd Street and 90th Avenue S.E. on Thursday resulting in five people being sent to hospital, according to EMS.

Five people taken to hospital, EMS says the driver has serious injuries

The driver of the Calgary Transit bus involved in the crash Thursday morning required extraction. (Dave Gilson/CBC)

A Calgary bus driver had to be extracted from the wreckage after a southeast crash involving a tractor-trailer Thursday morning. Five people were sent to hospital with multiple injuries.

The accident happened at 52nd Street and 90th Avenue S.E., where police were called to the scene just after 11 a.m.

The collision caused the city bus to  smash into a nearby street light, according Stuart Brideaux of Calgary EMS. 

The Calgary Transit driver received the worst of the injuries, said Brideaux, adding he had to be extracted, which was difficult and took some time.

Five people were transported to hospital, some with serious injuries, after an accident involving a city bus and a tractor trailer unit in the southeast. (Dave Gilson/CBC)

The man was taken to hospital with multiple serious injuries. 

Two female bus passengers were also taken to hospital in stable condition. One male adult bus passenger was taken to hospital in serious but stable condition.

Police were directing traffic in the area while eastbound 90th Avenue was closed. Southbound 52nd Street was also closed. 

The Calgary Police Service's traffic section is investigating.

Investigators were on scene after the crash. (Dave Gilson/CBC)
The bus driver had to be extracted from the wreckage. (Dave Gilson/CBC)
Traffic was impacted in the area. (Dave Gilson/CBC)

With files from Dave Gilson.


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