3 women, 1 child injured in collision at College and Bay

BT Toronto | posted Friday, Aug 23rd, 2019

Four people were injured in a crash downtown on Thursday afternoon, including a child.

Police and paramedics responded to a collision in the Bay and College streets area around 3:20 p.m.

Three women and a child were taken to hospital with injuries varying in severity.

Two of the women were pedestrians and one of them is in life-threatening condition while the other is in serious condition. The third woman was driving one of the three vehicles involved in the collision and suffered minor injuries. The child was taken to SickKids hospital but suffered only minor injuries.

The other two drivers remained on scene and possibly suffered some minor injuries as well.

Photos and video from the scene show that the three vehicles involved were a black pickup truck, a white Toyota Corolla and a black Toyota Highlander SUV.

Police say the Highlander ran a red light while the other two vehicles were travelling westbound and caused a chain reaction. There is no indication of nefarious intent.

The Highlander has an Uber sticker in the windshield. Uber says the driver’s access to the app has been revoked and they are cooperating with authorities.

A witness on scene tells 680 NEWS he heard a “major bang” and saw “debris flying everywhere” as he was finishing lunch on College Street.

Trevor says the Highlander struck the Toyota in a t-bone fashion on the left side and both suffered “substantial damage.” The pickup truck involved did not sustain much damage, he said. In addition, he says he saw that the child was in a stroller and was rushed to SickKids before paramedics arrived on scene.

The area was closed to traffic for the scene investigation up to one block in all directions from the intersection but has seen reopened.

Streetcars on Carlton and College streets were also detouring during the investigation but service resumed shortly before 8 p.m.

Any witnesses are asked to contact police.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story said the female driver involves is a minor. This has been corrected to accurately reflect that she is an adult.


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