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Toronto bus hits streetcar, 4 injured as a result

Two public transportation vehicles in the capital of Ontario collided on Dec. 27, authorities reported. Four people were injured in the accident, which reportedly occurred just after 10 a.m. at the Toronto intersection of Danforth Avenue and Main Street.

According to authorities, a bus that had just departed from Toronto Transit Commission’s central depot attempted to turn left onto eastbound Danforth Avenue when it collided with a TTC streetcar that was traveling north on Main Street. The force of the impact derailed the streetcar and damaged both vehicles, reportedly.

The bus driver and three passengers on the bus were transported from the accident scene to receive medical treatment for minor injuries, officials said. It was not immediately clear how many people were travelling on the streetcar at the time of the incident. In any case, nobody from the streetcar reported suffering injuries, apparently.

Authorities said this was the second wreck involving a TTC bus in Decemeber. A week earlier, a TTC bus purportedly struck and killed a 14-year-old girl in Scarborough.

Even minor injuries suffered by the victims of a motor vehicle accident can take weeks or months to recover from, much of that time in a hospital or bedridden at home. This may leave victims with mounting medical expenses and, at the same time, unable to work. A lawyer could help these victims overcome such financial straits if there is evidence that the crash was caused by the actions of a negligent driver. With enough evidence, a personal injury lawsuit brought against the at-fault motorist may yield a sizable financial award for the accident victim, with which injury-related losses may be compensated.

Source: TorontoSun.com, “TTC bus driver charged in crash with streetcar,” Terry Davidson, Dec. 29, 2014; CTV News Toronto, “4 injured after streetcar, bus collide at Main and Danforth intersection“, Dec. 27, 2014