Eight Injured, Including Two Kids, After Car Crash in Toronto

A two-car crash in downtown Toronto injured eight people, including two kids, on Dec. 26 afternoon, police said.

The crash occurred at about 2 p.m. near Sunset Grill on the southwest corner of the intersection of Richmond and Yonge streets.

The crash saw one car pushed off the road and flipped “onto a number of pedestrians” who were  walking on the sidewalk, Constable Tony Macias told CP24.

The crash injured seven pedestrians and the driver of the flipped car — all of whom were rushed to the hospital to receive treatment, according to the police.

Two of the victims, reportedly brothers, were in critical condition.

Macias said at least one victim, reportedly a 16-year-old male, had life-threatening injuries.

Police said the driver of the other car declined to be taken to the hospital.

No passengers were in either vehicle.

According to Macias, the pedestrians were not standing anywhere they should not have been.

“They were standing there like any other citizen would and unfortunately, no fault of their own, the vehicle lost control and went right into where they were all standing,” Macias said.

The intersection had been closed off for several hours to allow investigators to conduct their probe. It reopened at around 9:30 p.m.

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