Toronto (April 24, 2018): At least nine people were dead and 16 were injured after the driver of a van plowed into multiple pedestrians in Toronto, police said.
According to the details, the driver of a white van collided with multiple pedestrians on a busy street north of downtown Toronto on Monday, leaving numerous people injured along a trail of destruction stretching up to a mile, officials said.Canada’s Minister of Public Safety Ralph Goodale said there are some casualties from the collisions, but didn’t offer details. The suspected driver was in custody and the van has been located, Toronto Police media representative Gary Long said.
A law enforcement official briefed on the situation in Toronto tells that the incident is believed to be deliberate.Seven patients from the incident were received at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. The hospital was unable to provide details on the severity of those injuries.
Stephen Powell, district chief for Toronto Fire, confirmed that there have been multiple casualties. A large presence of Toronto fire, police and EMS personnel are on the scene, Powell said.The incident happened in the North York area at the intersection of Yonge Street and Finch Avenue, police said. Powell said the suspect covered between a half-mile and a mile in the vehicle.