TTC bus crashes into homes in Scarborough
Two homes were damaged after a TTC bus struck both residences in Scarborough early Thursday morning.
Toronto fire officials said they responded to a call around 1:30 a.m. at Oasis Boulevard near Morningside Avenue and Tapscott Road.
Toronto police said the bus was turning the corner when it struck the front of two homes.
Security footage from one of the homes shows the bus charging into parked vehicles on the driveway.
Capt. Adrian Ratushniak of Toronto Fire said there were passengers on the bus at the time of the collision but no one on board was injured.
Officials said the bus driver was taken to hospital as a precaution.
A resident from one of the homes damaged by the collision said his family was sleeping when they heard a loud noise outside.
“My wife was screaming and my kids were screaming,” Mohan Balasubramaniam said.
“Then I woke up and went outside and the TTC bus was in our garage. I was thinking, ‘Where is my car?’ Then we talked to the TTC driver. He said he was ok.”
Ratushniak said the gas lines for both homes were shut off but no leak was reported. A structural engineer was requested to inspect the homes.
VIDEO: Two homes damaged after TTC bus crash
The families in the homes have been told they won’t be allowed to return until it is structurally safe.
TTC spokesperson Stuart Green said the transit agency is investigating the incident. He said the driver was suspended with pay while staff conduct the review.
“We don’t know exactly what happened leading up to this. As part of our investigation we will look at the condition of the bus, which is back at the garage now to be looked at, as well as speak to the operator and we’ll make those determinations,” Green said.
— With files from Erica Vella
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