Woman critically injured after hit-and-run in downtown Toronto

Police on scene near Spadina Avenue and King Street on April 14, 2022. Doug Gamey / Global News

Toronto police say a woman suffered serious injuries after she was hit by a vehicle that did not remain at the scene.

Emergency crews were called to Spadina Avenue and King Street at around 3:15 a.m. on Thursday for reports of a pedestrian-involved collision in the southbound lanes of Spadina Avenue.

The pedestrian was rushed to a trauma centre with life-threatening injuries, police said.

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“This vehicle involved will have damage to the front end of the car … there are some vehicle parts that are left at the scene here,” Sgt. Murray Campbell, with Toronto Police Traffic Services, told reporters.

“We understand that the vehicle did come to a stop after the collision. And then, from there made their escape.”

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Police said the vehicle, which is described as dark in colour and possibly a Mercedes Benz, fled the scene at a high rate of speed in a hit-and-run.

“They knew exactly what happened and they were fleeing,” Campbell said.

In an update Thursday afternoon, Campbell said the victim — a 30-year-old woman — remained in life-threatening condition.

He said the vehicle in question is a light-coloured Mercedes that had its roof down at the time of the collision.

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