Investigators return to scene of fatal bus-train crash
A firefighter surveys the scene following a Via Rail train and city bus collision in Ottawa's west end Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. (Adrian Wyld / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Published Saturday, September 28, 2013 10:22AM EDT
Last Updated Saturday, September 28, 2013 10:28AM EDT
Investigators from the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) as well as the collision investigations unit of the Ottawa police returned to the scene of the fatal bus-train crash in Barrhaven Saturday to re-enact the collision and gather new information on what may have led to the crash.
The crash on Sept. 18 claimed the lives of six people, including the bus driver.
Investigators are gathering more information around the same time as the accident and under similar conditions looking for potential factors that could have affected the driver’s perception and decision-making on the day of the crash.
The TSB says data will be collected on the visibility of the train and crossing protection from the bus driver’s station, the sound and visual cues available to the bus driver approaching the crossing, the alignments and sight lines from the road, as well as any environmental factors that may have affected visibility at the time of the crash.
The full TSB investigation could take months to complete.