November 14, 2018 5:15 pm
Updated: November 15, 2018 2:53 pm

TTC bus with passengers on board crashes into pole

Sparks flew when a worker cut a live electrical wire while conducting repairs after a Toronto transit bus collided into a hydro pole Wednesday afternoon.


Toronto police are investigating after a Toronto Transit Commission bus crashed into a hydro pole in the city’s west end on Wednesday afternoon.

The collision occurred at Davenport Road and Bathurst Street. Toronto paramedics were called to the area at 3 p.m.

The exact number of those hurt was not immediately clear, but none of the injuries are believed to be life-threatening.

Paramedics said three people were sent to hospital in an ambulance with non-life-threatening injuries, and 25 people who suffered minor injuries are being sent to hospital on a TTC bus.

Police, however, said 24 people had suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the crash.

The intersection of Davenport and Bathurst is blocked and traffic is being diverted.

Police spokesperson Katrina Arrogante said officers from the Toronto police traffic services division are on scene to investigate the cause of the crash.

She encouraged witnesses or anyone who may have captured video to contact police.

With files from Briana Carnegie

A TTC bus crashed into a pole at Bathurst and Davenport on Wednesday.

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