Van Strikes Pedestrians in Toronto

Canadian police say a van in Toronto has struck at least 8 people, but that the cause of the incident and the extent of the injuries are not yet known.

Published Apr 23, 2018

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A van struck multiple pedestrians in Toronto, Ontario, on 23 April 2018. Police say the driver fled the scene, according to Toronto police.

Police said initially eight to ten people were struck but the number and extent of injuries is currently unknown. The incident occurred near the intersection of Yonge Street and Finch Avenue just before 1:30 p.m. local time. Police have reportedly found and apprehended the suspected driver:

According to Toronto Star reporter Jenna Moon, who is reporting from the scene, paramedics are assessing injuries. The Toronto subway service was also suspended near the site of the incident. This is a developing story.


CBC News.   "Several Pedestrians Hit by a White Van That Fled Scene, Police Say."    23 April 2018

Bethania Palma is a journalist from the Los Angeles area who has been working in the news industry since 2006.

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