At least 24 people, including the bus driver, have been sent to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after a TTC bus crashed into a hydro pole on the southwest corner of Davenport Rd. and Bathurst St. on Wednesday afternoon.
About 30 passengers were on board when the collision happened, said Toronto police spokesperson Katrina Arrogante. There’s no indication of any serious injuries, but all 24 were transported to hospital, she said.
Toronto Police Traffic Services are investigating.
TTC spokesperson Kadeem Griffiths said at about 3 p.m. the southbound 7 Bathurst bus was passing through a green light on Bathurst St. at Davenport Rd. when a pedestrian crossed the south side of Davenport Rd.
“The operator was swerving to avoid (the) pedestrian that darted in front of the bus,” when it crashed into the pole, Griffiths said.
The intersection is closed while Toronto Hydro works on repairing the pole, police said. Power outages affecting traffic lights in the area can be expected.
Bianca Bharti is a breaking news reporter, working out of the Star’s radio room in Toronto. Follow her on Twitter: @biancabharti