Shortly after 7 p.m., police said they had completed their documentation of the crash scene and that local roads - not counting the Transitway - had reopened.
Sgt. Cameron Graham, of the force's collision investigation unit, said investigators would conduct multiple drone flights over the scene of the wreckage, as well as gather data from the vehicle itself and any available video surveillance. "I can't see how they would've been able to get away from that", he said. In the case of the death victims were according to his information, two passengers and a man who had been standing at the bus stop Westboro to the West of the city centre. The crash snarled afternoon traffic as emergency crews descended on the scene.
Three people were killed and almost two dozen were injured on Friday (Jan 11) when a double-decker bus struck a bus shelter in the Canadian capital of Ottawa during rush hour, city officials said.
"Outstanding investigators are doing that work, but it takes time", Bordeleau said.
Const. Amy Gagnon says officers worked through the night and identified the three victims and contacted their families. Of those transported, 14 were in critical condition and 11 were in serious condition, paramedic chief Myles Cassidy said in the news conference later.
While police initially took the female driver of the bus into custody, they said Saturday she had been released without charges.
Officials from Transport Canada and Ontario's Ministry of Transportation are also investigating.
Buses were being detoured as a result of the accident, OC Transpo said.
"The bus started swerving, I guess it hit the curb or hit something".
"Seats (were) sort of piling up in front of me and heading towards me and very quickly (I) realized there was really nowhere for me to go", he recalled. "Definitely people were hurt".
This wasn't the only crash on the road Friday. The bus could have been holding as many as 90 passengers.
"We are receiving many calls and we ask for your patience as we try and help you retrieve your belongings", police tweeted.