One person killed in Downsview crash, police say
Photo from the crash at Jane Street and Beverly Hills Drive. (Photo sent by twitter user @patrickmorandi1)
Katherine DeClerq, CTV News Toronto
Published Friday, April 13, 2018 4:20PM EDT
Last Updated Friday, April 13, 2018 7:12PM EDT
A man has died following a collision in Toronto’s Downsview area Friday afternoon.
Police responded to reports of a collision around 3:30 p.m. at the intersection of Jane Street and Beverly Hills Drive, near Wilson Avenue.
According to officers, a black van was travelling northbound on Jane Street when it struck a pedestrian. The van then crashed into a bus shelter and flipped over, landing in a church parking lot.
In a tweet, police said that someone was "thrown from a vehicle” during the collision.
The pedestrian was found without vital signs and taken to the trauma centre. He has succumbed to his injuries.
The driver was also transported to the trauma centre with serious injuries.
Early reports indicate that a traffic signal in the area was disobeyed. Officers say there was a red light at the intersection at the time of the crash.
Police say the intersection of Jane Street and Beverly Hills Drive will be closed for an extensive period as their investigation continues.