April 13, 2019 3:27 pm

Alleged impaired driver hits 2 people in downtown Toronto: police

Debris could be seen at the scene of the collision, including these damaged patio chairs.

Tyler Thornley / Global News

Toronto police say two pedestrians were struck by an alleged impaired driver in downtown Toronto Saturday afternoon.

Police received a call just after 1:30 p.m. for reports of a pedestrian struck at King Street and Spadina Avenue.

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When officers arrived on scene, they located two people who had been struck by a car and found damage to a number of other items on the sidewalk.

The victims suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

After further investigation, officers arrested a man at the scene for impaired driving.

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In a tweet, police indicated that the driver was allegedly impaired by alcohol.

The collision comes during Toronto police’s week-long “Slow Down Toronto” campaign aimed at getting drivers to pay careful attention to safe driving habits, which is a part of the city’s wider Vision Zero program.

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