Update: STL bus crashes into daycare in Sainte-Rose

The driver of a Société de transport de Laval bus is under arrest after an STL bus rammed into a children’s daycare centre in Laval’s Sainte-Rose district around 8:30 am on Wednesday morning, resulting in two reported fatalities and some serious injuries.

An aerial view of the daycare on the morning of Wednesday Feb. 8 following the crash. (Screenshot courtesy of Nouvelles TVA)
It is alleged that veteran STL employee Pierre Ny St-Amand was the driver of the bus that rammed the Garderie éducative de Sainte-Rose on the morning of Wednesday Feb. 8. (Photo: Facebook)

According to news reports around mid-morning, witnesses said an STL bus driver drove into the Garderie éducative Ste-Rose on Terrasse Dufferin, near a roundabout used by STL buses to turn around.

Some media were reporting on Wednesday morning that up to two children were killed in what appeared to be a deliberate act, and that at least four to five other individuals were injured.

The driver of the bus was identified on Wednesday as Pierre Ny St-Amand, a 10-year veteran of the STL. He now faces a range of charges, including two counts of first-degree homicide.