Driver arrested after city bus hits daycare in Laval, Que., at least five injured – Canada

One person was arrested after a city bus hit a daycare on Wednesday morning in Laval, Que., just north of Montreal, injuring at least five people. 

A Laval police spokesperson said a bus from the Société de transport de Laval hit a daycare in the Sainte-Rose neighbourhood, on Terrasse Dufferin around 8:30 a.m. 

Quebec Transport Minister François Bonnardel said the driver of the bus had been arrested. 

An Urgences-santé spokesperson said at least five were injured, and at least one person had been transported to hospital with life-threatening injuries. More injuries were expected, the spokesperson said, but as of 9:30 a.m., details of the injured, including their ages, were not known. 

Urgences-santé dispatched seven ambulances, a “tactical medical vehicle” — which responds to unusual medical situations, often alongside police — and a rapid response team. 

More to come.

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