Statement from Durham Region Transit

Posted on Friday December 17, 2021

Whitby, Ontario – On December 16, Durham Region Transit (DRT) and project partners of the Whitby Autonomous Vehicle Electric (WAVE) shuttle were informed about a collision involving a safety attendant who was in the shuttle at that time.

We were saddened to hear about this disturbing event, and are deeply concerned for the attendant, who was taken to hospital. Our focus, at this time, continues to be on the well-being of the individual.

Circumstances around the cause of the collision are not yet known, and the incident is being investigated by police.

While details are under investigation, we can confirm the shuttle was not in service and no passengers were on board at the time.

Thank you to Durham Regional Police Services (DRPS) and emergency response services for their rapid response to the incident.

Shuttle service has been suspended until a full investigation has been completed.

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