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Like a bomb exploding: TTC bus crashes into two Scarborough homes
A TTC driver has been suspended with pay after the bus they were operating slammed into two Scarborough homes early Thursday morning, causing extensive damage to both buildings.

Surveillance footage obtained by CP24 shows the bus travelling along Oasis Boulevard when it fails to negotiate a curve in the roadway, jumps a curb and plows through a fence before continuing through the front yard of one of the homes.

@CN Tower: Excellent post, CN Tower. I hope we get more info, too. I mean, from the tire tracks, there doesn’t seem to be any kind of brake lock (antilock brakes leave wrinkles, locked brakes leave furrows.) A turned front wheel will leave a furrow if turned too hard in grass, too. The curve of the track shows only a light turn attempt.

Home security video shows moment TTC bus plows into two Scarborough homes

Police say that the driver of the TTC bus was taken to hospital as a precaution following the collision.

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The residents, meanwhile, were kept out of their homes overnight while crews towed away the bus and began to assess the damage.

A daylight look at damage caused by TTC bus that crashed into two homes on Grackle Trail in Scarborough around 130am. Bus missed curve & plowed into homes & parked vehicles. Bus driver only person hurt-minor. Both families now homeless til inspections/repairs done. pic.twitter.com/9JNEeYlqkg

Right now the driver is suspended with pay pending the outcome of our investigation and that is common when we have cases like this, TTC spokesperson Stuart Green told CP24 on Thursday afternoon. We will look into it and we know Toronto police are looking into it. We will work with Toronto police in whatever way we can to assist them while also conducting our own review and once we finalize that we will take whatever steps we need to take after that.

Green said that the TTC will be conducting a fitness for duty test as part of their own internal investigation and will also inspect the bus for possible mechanical deficiencies.

He said that investigators will also be reviewing surveillance camera footage from on board the bus in the hopes that it could provide further clarity on what transpired.

Police said both houses were evacuated and the families will not be allowed back home until the buildings have been deemed safe.

It is all a part of the investigation, looking at the condition of bus, the condition of the road, all of that, he said.

The owner of one of the homes struck by the bus told CP24 that he was sleeping when he was awaken by a loud crashing noise that he described as being like a bomb exploding.

Video: Shocking surveillance video of TTC bus crashing into house

He said that he rushed downstairs to see all three of his cars damaged and the TTC bus through the front of his neighbours home.

We came out and my wife started screaming and my kids started screaming and then we called 911, he told CP24 early Thursday morning.

I dont think they are going to be allowed to return to their house tonight because it is not safe, Insp. Jim Gotell told CP24 at the scene. It will not be safe to go back into the house until the engineer goes into the house and makes a determination.

“It was a very, very bad scene,” he said, adding that four cars were also damaged. Ghanizada said the bus driver walked out of the bus under her own power.

A TTC driver has been suspended with pay after the bus they were operating slammed into two Scarborough homes early Thursday morning, causing extensive damage to both buildings.

An engineer has been called in to assess the extent of damage to the houses, but they arent expected until after dawn.

Surveillance footage obtained by CP24 shows the bus travelling along Oasis Boulevard when it fails to negotiate a curve in the roadway, jumps a curb and plows through a fence before continuing through the front yard of one of the homes.

Police say that the driver of the TTC bus was taken to hospital as a precaution following the collision.

“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.”

The residents, meanwhile, were kept out of their homes overnight while crews towed away the bus and began to assess the damage.

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.

Right now the driver is suspended with pay pending the outcome of our investigation and that is common when we have cases like this, TTC spokesperson Stuart Green told CP24 on Thursday afternoon. We will look into it and we know Toronto police are looking into it. We will work with Toronto police in whatever way we can to assist them while also conducting our own review and once we finalize that we will take whatever steps we need to take after that.

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.

Green said that the TTC will be conducting a fitness for duty test as part of their own internal investigation and will also inspect the bus for possible mechanical deficiencies.

He said that investigators will also be reviewing surveillance camera footage from on board the bus in the hopes that it could provide further clarity on what transpired.

It is all a part of the investigation, looking at the condition of bus, the condition of the road, all of that, he said.

The owner of one of the homes struck by the bus told CP24 that he was sleeping when he was awaken by a loud crashing noise that he described as being like a bomb exploding.

He said that he rushed downstairs to see all three of his cars damaged and the TTC bus through the front of his neighbours home.

We came out and my wife started screaming and my kids started screaming and then we called 911, he told CP24 early Thursday morning.

I dont think they are going to be allowed to return to their house tonight because it is not safe, Insp. Jim Gotell told CP24 at the scene. It will not be safe to go back into the house until the engineer goes into the house and makes a determination.

A home on Oasis Boulevard is badly damaged after a TTC bus veered off the roadway and crashed into it on March 21, 2019.

Polcie tape blocks off two homes on Oasis Boulevard in Scarborough where a TTC bus plowed into them on March 21, 2019.