Six people have been taken to hospital, including a woman who sustained life-threatening injuries, following a three-vehicle collision in downtown Thursday afternoon.
Toronto paramedics arrived on scene near Bay and College Sts. around 3:20 p.m., where they found four people, including a child, who were injured in the crash, said deputy commander Evert Steenge.
Police confirmed late Thursday two other women were also seriously injured in the collision.
All six people were immediately rushed to hospital.
One woman had life-threatening injuries, while the others, including the child, suffered from serious trauma.
Police said the adult victims of the crash were female. (Steenge initially told the Star one of the victims was a man.)
Three of the people taken to hospital were pedestrians, including the child who was in a stroller, said Sgt. David Hopkinson. He added the other injured were all in cars involved in the crash.
At least one driver is among those injured, said Steenge.
Police believe one of the drivers ran a red traffic light, “causing a chain of actions” that led to the crash, Sgt. Brett Moore told reporters at the scene.
“It happened to be during rush hour in a busy downtown area when this happened, so lots of people should have dash-cam footage,” Moore said.
“We’re positive we’ll find out exactly what happened.”
Traffic Services have closed nearby lanes to investigate, which Moore said could take hours. Collision reconstruction and hit-and-run teams have also been called to the scene.
Anyone with information has been asked to contact 416-808-1900 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).
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