Crash with Lyft vehicle causes streetcar derailment at King and University

News Staff | posted Tuesday, Jun 11th, 2019

University Avenue has reopened in both directions between Wellington Street West and Adelaide Street West after a collision between an SUV and a TTC streetcar at King Street West and University led to a derailment.

The TTC called it a “significant derailment” of the 504 streetcar.

The crash, which happened just before 7:30 a.m. on Monday, caused the streetcar to drive up over the curb and onto the sidewalk.

Ride-sharing company Lyft confirmed that one of its drivers was involved in the crash while transporting passengers.

“Safety is fundamental to Lyft and our thoughts are with all those involved in this unfortunate accident,” a Lyft spokesperson told CityNews. “We have spoken with the driver and rider to express our support and stand ready to assist law enforcement with any investigation.”

Lyft says the driver’s account has been put on hold while the company investigates.

Shuttle buses were called in to service commuters in the area.

Paramedics said three people suffered minor injuries.


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