January 13, 2016 9:36 am
Updated: January 13, 2016 7:28 pm

Dog killed, pedestrian injured after being hit by Wheel Trans bus in Upper Beaches

A tragic start to the day for a man walking his two dogs in the upper Beaches. As Caryn Lieberman reports, a TTC Wheel-Trans bus suddenly went out of control and there was little to time to react before the damage was done.


A man was injured after he and two dogs were struck by a TTC Wheel-Trans bus in the Upper Beaches area of Toronto Wednesday morning.

Police say the incident happened just before 8 a.m. in the area of Kingston Road and Main Street.

Witnesses say the vehicle hit a hydro pole and struck the pedestrian as well as two dogs.

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Area resident Aaron Pootosh said he was walking nearby when he heard the bus driver honking his horn.

“He veered off and I jumped out of the way because he was driving towards me,” Pootosh said. “He was honking and tapping his chest as he was crashing his bus.”

Authorities say one of the animals was pronounced dead on scene and the other was taken to a veterinarian nearby.

“I’m a bundle of nerves, all shook up, just thinking of what happened… and  seeing the poor dog that died,” Pootosh said.

Toronto paramedics say the male victim was rushed to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police say the driver of the bus was also taken to hospital with unknown injuries.

“He wasn’t speeding or nothing. He just veered off the road,” said Pootosh. “He looked like he was in distress.”

TTC spokesperson Brad Ross said there were no passengers on the bus at the time of the collision.

Police are investigating the cause of the crash, but Const. Clint Stibbe “it is too early to say what caused the vehicle to go out of control”


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