Man, 26, dead, parents injured in collision with TTC bus

TORONTO - A young man was killed and his parents badly hurt when their car crashed into the back of a TTC bus in Scarborough Tuesday morning.

A Nissan Versa, with three people inside, rear-ended the vehicle while it was stopped in the southbound bus lane on Warden Ave. at Finch Ave. E. around 6:30 a.m.

“It’s so sad,” Sgt. Dora Pavlidis, of traffic services, said at the scene Tuesday. “It’s a family.”

She said a woman, 52, was behind the wheel of the Nissan and her husband, 58, was in the passenger seat.

The couple, who are believed to have been buckled up, was rushed to Sunnybrook hospital with serious injuries.

Their 26-year-old son, who was in the backseat, was killed in the crash.

“There is a good possibility that he was not wearing a seatbelt,” Pavlidis said.

The victim’s name was not immediately released.

The family live in the Toronto area, Pavlidis said.

The TTC vehicle remained parked in the bus lane at a stop on the north side of the intersection following the crash.

The front end of the compact Nissan was demolished and the deployed driver’s side airbag was stained with blood. There were no visible skid marks on the road behind the car.

TTC spokesman Brad Ross said none of the passengers were injured.

“The bus driver was shaken up but was physically OK,” Ross said.

Why the car rammed into the back of the bus is still under investigation.

Officers will be looking at an assortment of possible factors such as medical impairment, distraction and excessive speed.

The Nissan will also be examined to determine if there was any mechanical issues with the vehicle, Pavlidis said.

She urged any witnesses who have not yet spoken to police to come forward.

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