The driver of a double decker-bus has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after the vehicle mounted a curb and collided with a car downtown.

The collision happened at Sherbourne and Gerrard streets at around 7 p.m.

Toronto police said it appeared that the bus had been forced onto the sidewalk, where it struck a pole, bringing down wires and lights in the intersection.  

The female bus driver was taken to a trauma centre with serious injuries, Toronto Paramedic Services said.
No other injuries have been reported.

Police are investigating the collision.