Drinking and Driving: One Dead, Seven Injured in Toronto Crash

Drunk Driving: One Dead, Seven Injured in Toronto Crash

The driver of the vehicle that caused the accident now faces six counts.

Toronto police say a man died following an accident involving three vehicles and two pedestrians in the downtown area of ​​the Queen City on Friday evening.

According to the police force, the incident took place shortly before midnight Friday evening at the intersection of Wellington Avenue West and University.

In a statement, officers say a man driving a westbound SUV on Wellington Avenue West ran a red light at that intersection. He then collided with two northbound vehicles on University Avenue. Two pedestrians were also subsequently struck down as a result of the accident.

The 26-year-old pedestrian suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The second pedestrian, 32, was seriously injured.

He and six other people were taken to hospital. Three of these people are seriously injured, but there is no fear for their lives. The other four suffered minor to serious injuries.

Police say they arrested the driver of the SUV. The 26-year-old Toronto man is charged with, among other things, impaired driving causing death and impaired driving causing bodily harm.

The intersection remained closed Saturday morning, and the investigation continues.

Police are asking anyone with footage of the area or the accident to contact investigators.

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