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UPDATED: Bus accident sends passengers to hospital

An accident on Best Avenue drew emergency personnel just before 5 p.m. -
An accident on Best Avenue drew emergency personnel just before 5 p.m.
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BC Transit has launched an investigation into a bus crash Monday afternoon.

The incident happened around 5 p.m. Monday at Cade Barr Street and Best Avenue.

According to police, the bus rolled down the street and was not able to stop. It crashed through a yard and hit a parked car in the driveway of a home on Best Avenue, east of Cade Barr.

Nine passengers and the driver were on board bus #33 heading to the Junction Mall at the time.

"Two passengers and the operator were taken to hospital as a precaution, but there were no significant injuries," said RCMP Sgt. Shaun Wright.

"Thankfully nobody was injured," said John Barry, manager of communications for BC Transit. "We're treating this with a lot of urgency."

BC Transit is working with local authorities, including police and insurance companies, and conducting its own investigation.

Three investigators were dispatched from Victoria Tuesday morning to look into what led the crash.

"It's very early in the investigative stage now," said Barry, who didn't want to speculate on the cause. "We'll talk to as many people as we can and get the vehicle looked at."

According to Barry, the bus driver was an experienced one, but he didn't know exactly how many years she had been operating.

"We will be talking to her to get her perspective."

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