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TTC Buses In Head On Collision At Wilson Station [With Photos & Video By Me]

May 13, 2011 2 comments

Today, I was sitting at work minding my own business when I saw a tweet from a local news agency:

“BREAKING: Several people have been injured in a head-on crash involving two TTC buses at Wilson Avenue and Wilson Heights Boulevard.”

Right afterward, as I mused whether or not to go check out the scene because it was 2 minutes from me my friend ReTweeted a tweet by a woman who is a “[news agency name removed] Senior Assignment Editor, overnight news anchor, sometimes reporter” (taken from her Twitter bio) that read:

“Anyone in #Toronto near Wilson & Wilson Heights? Crash involving two TTC buses. Looking for pics”

So I figured what the heck I would head over there and take some pictures with my trusty BlackBerry Torch 9800 and ideally they would be on the local news agency’s TV channel and almost definitely (so I thought) on their Twitter feed which would be really cool.

Below is the pictures I took today. They are from a set I posted on Flickr which, as you know, I have recently started using.

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TTC Wilson Station Bus Crash, a set on Flickr.

The local news agency did indeed use one of my pictures in their story when the news was still fresh. Now, however, my picture is no longer there replaced by a video of Toronto Police Traffic Services Constable Hugh Smith and the scene.

I also got video of Toronto Police Traffic Services Constable Hugh Smith on hand Read more…

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TTC Wilson Station Bus Crash

May 13, 2011 Leave a comment
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TTC Wilson Station Bus Crash, a set on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
Two buses crashed head on at TTC Wilson Station on May 13, 2011.
I was on Twitter and CP24 asked if anyone was in the area and could take pictures of it…I was a 2 minute drive away so I hopped in my car and went over there and here are the pictures.

My own addition to the above:
These are the pictures which were also picked up by CP24, CTV Toronto, CBC Toronto, and the National Post.

They are mentioned in the post that I wrote after this one which tells about what I saw there and also has my video of the interview Toronto Police Traffic Services Constable Hugh Smith gave to the media (and me).

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