A TTC bus driver has been charged with running a red light after a bus hit two vehicles and then crashed into a building.
The 55-year-old TTC employee, whose name the police and TTC are not releasing, was also charged with careless driving. The drivers and passengers suffered minor injuries in the crashes.
Police say the man was driving a TTC bus with three passengers on July 22, northbound on Peter Street near Richmond Street, when it collided with a Nissan car heading westbound on Richmond Street. The bus continued northbound on Peter Street where it struck a southbound taxi, police said. Then it continued northbound and struck a building on the west side near Queen, the site of Little Nicky’s Coffee.
TTC spokesman Brad Ross said the employee is not currently driving any TTC vehicle, although he wouldn’t discuss what, if any, disciplinary action the TTC is taking.
“We are aware of the charges and working closely with the police, but we won’t give any more information because this is now before the courts,” he said.
The bus driver is scheduled to appear in court next month.