Multiple injuries reported after TTC bus slams into hydro pole, police say
Witness says collision destroyed front-right side of bus
Toronto police say 24 people will be taken to hospital after a TTC bus slammed into a hydro pole near Bathurst Street and Davenport Road.
Toronto police spokesperson Katrina Arrogante said it's unclear what caused the crash, which took place just before 3 p.m.
One person was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries, but has remained in stable condition, according Sandra McLeod, deputy commander for Toronto paramedics.
McLeod says two others were taken to hospital by ambulance with non-serious injuries.
The remainder of the passengers with minor injuries were transported to hospital by a TTC bus and an ambulance bus, with paramedics on board each vehicle.
Nick Gunz, who lives in the area, told CBC Toronto the entire front-right side of the bus was demolished. He said the bus was heading south on Bathurst.
"It did look like it was a very nasty crash," said Gunz, who went to see what happened after hearing ambulances racing to the scene.
Horrible bus crash at Bathurst & Davenport. Whole front of the bus wrecked - went straight through a utility pole. Awful helpless feeling. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/toronto?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#toronto</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ttc?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ttc</a>—@Dreadnought1906
The damaged bus came to rest right outside the TTC's Hillcrest facility.
The crash has closed the intersection and traffic is backed up in the area.
Police also warned power will be cut off in the immediate area while the hydro pole is repaired, and told drivers to treat all intersections as four-way stops.
Collision: Davenport Rd / Bathurst St<br>-closures: eastbound traffic blocked on Davenport, closed at Christie<br>-westbound diverted to northbound Bathurst, <br>-northbound Bathurst closed at Dupont<br>-southbound Bathurst closed at Nina<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GO2100264?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#GO2100264</a><a href="https://twitter.com/TPS13Div?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@tps13div</a><br>^ka—@TPSOperations