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TTC bus driver charged in Scarborough crash that damaged 2 homes

Last Updated Mar 26, 2019 at 2:39 pm EDT

No injuries reported after a TTC bus crashed into the front of a home on Oasis Boulevard in Scarborough on March 21, 2019. CITYNEWS/Bert Dandy

A TTC bus driver has been charged in connection with a crash last week that damaged two homes in Scarborough.

Emergency crews were called to Oasis Boulevard, near Morningside and McNicoll avenues, just after 1:30 a.m. last Thursday

Shocking security footage captured the bus veering off the road, across a lawn and crashed into the front of a home. A second home was also damaged in the crash.

No passengers were on the bus at the time and the driver was taken to hospital as a precaution.

Toronto police told CityNews the driver has been charged with careless driving and added that “the investigation is far from over.”

“This collision was captured very well on CCTV. What happened is fairly obvious. Determining why it happened will take time,” said Sgt. Brett Moore with Traffic Services.

The bus driver has been suspended with pay.

On the day of the crash, police said both houses were evacuated and the families would not be allowed back home until the buildings were deemed safe.

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