WATCH: A tragic two car accident in the north of the city has claimed the life of a cyclist. Four others are in the hospital with injuries. As Peter Kim reports, it was a chain reaction crash.
TORONTO – A 34-year-old Toronto man faces dangerous driving charges in connection with a collision that killed one cyclist and injured another in Vaughan earlier this week.
York Regional Police are continuing to seek witnesses in the fatal collision that occurred on Monday at about 6 p.m. in the Dufferin Ave. and Steeles Ave. area.
Police said a black Mercedes-Benz was heading southbound on Dufferin Ave. at Glen Shields Ave. when it collided with a black Hyundai, then continued driving and struck two cyclists and a light pole.
One of the cyclists, a 47-year-old woman from Richmond Hill, died at the scene from her injuries. The second cyclist suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries, while the occupants of the two cars suffered minor injuries.
The driver of the Mercedes, 34-year-old Olumide Banjo of Toronto, has been charged with dangerous operation causing death and dangerous operation causing bodily harm in connection with the collision.
He will appear in court in Newmarket on Aug. 6 to face the charges against him.
Police said the investigation is ongoing and any witnesses who have not yet spoken with police are being asked to come forward.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the York Regional Police Collision Investigation Unit by calling 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7704, to call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS, leave an anonymous tip online at http://www.1800222tips.com, or text your tip by sending TIPYORK and your message to CRIMES (274637) starting with the word YORK.