Two dead, several injured after bus collision near Montreal
Published Tuesday, August 14, 2012 7:16PM EDT
Last Updated Wednesday, August 15, 2012 7:14AM EDT
Two people are dead and two others are in critical condition after a collision that flipped a city bus onto its side Tuesday in Dorval, Que., just outside of Montreal.
The crash involving the bus and two other vehicles occurred at an intersection near the Montreal airport around 6 p.m. local time.
Police said a female passenger in a BMW and the male bus driver were pronounced dead on the scene.
The body of one of the victims was trapped under the bus and emergency crews had to extract it from the wreckage, CTV Montreal reported.
Two people sustained serious head injuries and were in critical condition Tuesday night, police said. Five people went to hospital with minor injuries and four others were treated on the scene.
The bus belonged to the Société de transport de Montréal, or STM -- the city’s public transit agency.
Pictures of the crash showed the bus flipped on its side in front of an industrial property, while two smashed cars lay nearby.
Firefighters and police were seen securing the area, while EMS workers attended to the injured.
Reconstruction experts were on the scene, trying to determine the cause of the crash.
"It was clearly a major impact," said Bob Lamle, spokesperson for the city ambulance service. "The vehicles have major frontal damage and the first car, the front end is almost cut off."
There were 14 people on the bus at the time of the collision.
With files from CTV Montreal and The Canadian Press