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8 injured, 5 seriously, after crash in downtown Toronto

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WATCH ABOVE: Toronto police are looking for video in connection with a collision in downtown Toronto that sent eight people to hospital. Two cars collided and one rolled onto a sidewalk, injuring pedestrians at the corner of Yonge and Richmond streets. Morganne Campbell has more in this report – Dec 27, 2021

Eight people are injured, five seriously, after a two-car crash in downtown Toronto Sunday afternoon, officials say.

Toronto police said that emergency crews were called to the area of Yonge and Richmond streets just after 2 p.m.

Police said a silver Kia, driven by a 22-year-old man, was travelling westbound in the left lane at the same time a white Hyundai driven by a 32-year-old man was also heading westbound but in the middle lane.

Investigators said the Hyundai turned left, crossing the path of the Kia and they collided. The Kia flipped over and rolled on its side, landing off the road and onto the sidewalk.

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Police said several pedestrians were also struck.

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A Toronto paramedics spokesperson told Global News a total of eight people were transported to hospital.

Four people with serious injuries were taken to a trauma centre.

Two pediatric patients were also taken to hospital, one of whom was seriously injured.

Two other people suffered minor injuries.

Officers assisted with an emergency run for two victims, police said.

Police said two of the victims suffered life-threatening injuries.

— With files form Gabby Rodrigues

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