Multiple pedestrians struck by van in north Toronto, extent of injuries unknown

Lester Mason
April 23, 2018

As the van continued, the man said he honked his horn to try to warn pedestrians.

A subsequent tweet said it was "too early to confirm the number of pedestrians struck or their injuries".

Up to 10 pedestrians have been struck by a van that witnesses said mounted the curb in Toronto, say police.

Police have shut down the Yonge and Finch intersection and Toronto's transit agency says it has suspended service on the subway line running through the area.

Paramedics are on the scene treating the injured.

Witnesses said the auto was travelling at around 100km/h. A second video, taken from above the scene, shows the suspect walking into the street with his arm extended toward a police officer with the black object still in his hand.

Speaking in broken English, one witness told local media: "I saw there's a white truck just go to the sidewalk and so many people just are shouting, 'stop the car!'"

The driver is now in custody.

They say the person arrested is the driver of the vehicle involved in the incident at the Yonge Street and Finch Avenue area.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau briefly addressed the situation before a session in the House of Commons Monday afternoon. "We're going to obviously have more to learn and more to say in the coming hours".

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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