March 19, 2017 8:04 am
Updated: March 19, 2017 6:20 pm

Taxi driver dead after two-vehicle crash in North York

WATCH ABOVE: A taxi driver is dead after his cab was struck by a vehicle in North York early Sunday. Erica Vella reports.

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A taxi driver is dead after his cab was struck by a vehicle in North York early Sunday.

Toronto Police said officers responded to a call at 2:55 a.m. about a two-vehicle collision on York Mills Road near Yonge Street.

Police said a vehicle was travelling eastbound on York Mills when it struck a hydro pole and then collided with a taxi cab.

The driver of the taxi suffered life-threatening injuries and was rushed to a trauma centre, where he later died, according to police.

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The driver of the other vehicle, an 18-year old man, was sent to hospital and treated for minor injuries.

Police said no charges have been laid at this time.

Const. Allyson Douglas-Cook told Global News, “the traffic reconstruction team recently left the scene and will be able to tell us exactly what the circumstances were that led to this [incident].”

Kristine Hubbard, operations manager of Beck Taxi Limited, released a statement on behalf of the company.

“We are devastated to hear the news about this morning’s accident. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families. We will do whatever we can to support Toronto Police in their investigation.”

York Mills Road was closed from Old Yonge Street to Upper Highland Crescent but all lanes have since been reopened.

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