Eight injured, one seriously, after car rolls over on sidewalk in downtown Toronto: police
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Eight people are injured, including one seriously, after a collision between two vehicles in downtown Toronto on Sunday afternoon that saw a car pull off the road and tip onto the sidewalk against a group of pedestrians.
This happened at the intersection of Richmond and Yonge streets just after 2 p.m. Two cars collided, pushing one vehicle off the road. The vehicle overturned “on a number of pedestrians” who were walking on the sidewalk, police said.
Const. Tony Macias told CP24 on site that a total of eight patients are currently hospitalized with injuries.
“The two vehicles were traveling west. One of the vehicles cut the other vehicle’s lane, causing it to tip over, due to the impact, ”Macias said. “The parties that were taken to the hospital were standing at the intersection when the vehicle collided with them.”
A witness told CP24 that the overturned SUV actually “launched into the air” and was “turned sideways like a missile” before colliding with pedestrians.
“I just couldn’t believe it. People were just being thrown into the air and he crashed into the building, ”said the witness, named William.
One of the eight injured is a child in critical condition. Another child was also taken to hospital with serious injuries.
A driver of one of the vehicles was trapped, but has since been released by emergency crews. The drivers of the two vehicles remained behind.
Yonge Street in the area is now closed while an investigation into the collision is underway.
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