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Van Drives Into Pedestrians In Toronto; 8-10 People Struck In Hit-And-Run

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Toronto police say a white van has struck several pedestrians in the Yonge Street and Finch Avenue area.

UPDATE 1:27 pm, police were called to Yonge Street and Finch Avenue East, for a collision.
A Media Sgt from traffic services is on their way to the scene.
Too early to confirm the number of pedestrians struck or their injuries. More to come.^gl

— Toronto Police OPS (@TPSOperations) April 23, 2018

DEVELOPING: Van Plows Into Crowd of Pedestrians In Toronto, Police Say - https://t.co/O0DPynGD3s pic.twitter.com/Isvtvjnw3V

— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) April 23, 2018

Police said eight to 10 people were hit, but Toronto paramedics said the number was up to five. The van may have mounted the curb and hit the pedestrians on the sidewalk, police added.  Police were called to the area shortly before 1:30 p.m. on Monday.

White Van seen plowing into people on #YongeStreet #Toronto injuries everywhere pic.twitter.com/bZFDVdhLz4

— Obelix (@henrimiller100) April 23, 2018

As NBC reporter Tom Winter notes, there is no word yet on whether this was an intentional or accidental act.

DEVELOPING: 8-10 people have been struck by a white van in Toronto at Yonge Street and Finch Avenue. Toronto police say they are investigating. No word yet on whether this was an intentional or accidental act.

— Tom Winter (@Tom_Winter) April 23, 2018

Emergency crews are asking members of the public to avoid the area.

There is no subway service between Sheppard and Finch stations on Line 1 due to the police investigation.

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Now I'm starting a movement to get vans away from van drivers this went to far these weapons were made for crime look at the box van did you know people commit crimes there now your convinced.

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