Toronto

Investigators seek witnesses to TTC accident

Toronto police traffic specialists are still trying to piece together what happened Tuesday afternoon just before a TTC bus and a flatbed truck collided.

Police looking for transport truck

Toronto police traffic specialists are still trying to piece together what happened Tuesday afternoon just before a TTC bus and a flatbed truck collided.

A 43-year-old Toronto woman riding on the bus died and 13 passengers were injured when the vehicles struck each other on Lawrence Avenue East.

No names have been released.

On Wednesday police were trying to contact the driver of a transport truck that was in the area at the time of the accident.

"Police are requesting assistance from the driver of a transport truck that would have been in the area at the time of the collision. This driver is not a suspect in the collision and may have important witness information," police said in the release.

The cause of the accident is not clear.  Police have said they believe the flatbed Ford Crane truck and the bus were both travelling westbound on Lawrence Avenue East, when the truck was rear-ended by the bus, "causing it to crash into the guardrail of the northbound Don Valley Parkway on ramp."

By Wednesday morning police had confirmed that all of the injured passengers had been released from hospital.

Neither driver was seriously injured.  Police say both drivers are co-operating with the investigation. 

"We deeply regret the loss of life in this incident, and our concerns are with all the other customers that were onboard the vehicle," TTC spokesman Mike DeToma said.

Police are asking anyone who may have information about the accident to contact them.