9 dead, 16 injured after van strikes pedestrians in north Toronto
Police were called to the Yonge and Finch area for a report of a crash around 1:30 p.m. after a van mounted the curb and hit pedestrians on the sidewalk before being stopped by police.
"There were a lot
of pedestrians out enjoying, a lot of witnesses out enjoying the
sunny afternoon," Yuen said. Police are establishing two
hotlines - one for victims and their families, and the other for
witnesses to call in information related
to the incident.
A witness said separately that he had seen at least four bodies lying covered on the ground and that the people hit included a man who was crossing the street and others on the sidewalk.