A woman is dead after a multi-vehicle crash involving a MiWay bus Mississauga that injured at least eight other people on Thursday.
Peel Regional Police say the collision involving eight vehicles happened in the area of Derry and Rexwood roads at about 9:35 a.m.
Police said several vehicles were waiting at a red light when a transit bus failed to stop, triggering the crash.
In a news conference Thursday, Const. Sarah Patten said a transit bus was the "initial contact for the collision," which was followed by a "chain reaction."
Nine people in all were taken to hospital.
Patten said a woman driver who was critically injured later died in hospital. Of the eight others hurt, two suffered serious injuries while six suffered minor injuries.
The director for the the city's transit system, MiWay, said in a statement that the driver of the bus is in hospital being treated for their injuries and will be placed on leave while the investigation is underway.
"We are saddened by today's tragic events. Our sympathies go out to the person who lost their life, those who were injured and their families," said Geoff Marinoff.
Cars crashing into one another, witness says
Nidhi Bhanbri, who witnessed the collision, told CBC News she was driving in the middle lane and was stopped at a red light when she started seeing cars crash into one another on her right.
"The cars got dragged and one of them hit me," Bhanbri said.
She wasn't injured, but the side of her car was damaged.
"It was a flip second … It was really terrifying," she added.
Roads were closed following the crash as police investigated Thursday. Drivers were asked to avoid the area.