GENERIC HEADER NEWS MISSING PERSONS

CANADA - Numerous pedestrians struck by van near Yonge and Finch, Toronto, Apr 2018

Discussion in 'Rampage Killings and Terrorist Attacks' started by dotr, Apr 23, 2018.

  1. dotr

    dotr Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    28,468
    Likes Received:
    28,656
    Trophy Points:
    113
  2. dotr

    dotr Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    28,468
    Likes Received:
    28,656
    Trophy Points:
    113
    https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/20...any-as-10-pedestrians-at-yonge-and-finch.html
     
  3. Jax49

    Jax49 Florida Native

    Messages:
    9,103
    Likes Received:
    24,216
    Trophy Points:
    113
  4. Bravo

    Bravo Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    15,771
    Likes Received:
    17,834
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Watching CTV news right now. Witness talking is so very shaken.
     
  5. cybervampira

    cybervampira Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    15,958
    Likes Received:
    66,739
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Several pedestrians hit by a white van that fled scene, police say

    Toronto police say a white van has struck several pedestrians in the Yonge Street and Finch Avenue area.

    The van fled the scene, according to police.

    Police said eight to 10 people were hit, but Toronto paramedics said the number was up to five.

    The van may have mounted the curb and hit the pedestrians on the sidewalk, police added.

    Police were called to the area shortly before 1:30 p.m. on Monday.

    Police have closed the southbound lanes of Yonge Street at Finch as officers investigate. People are urged to avoid the area.

    The TTC has suspended Line 1 subway service between Sheppard and Finch stations and said there will be no shuttle bus service.

    Article: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/pedestrians-struck-white-van-1.4631564
    More: https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/20...any-as-10-pedestrians-at-yonge-and-finch.html
    Toronto Police OPS tweet: https://twitter.com/tpsoperations/status/988474838854651905?s=21
     
  6. cybervampira

    cybervampira Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    15,958
    Likes Received:
    66,739
    Trophy Points:
    113
  7. cybervampira

    cybervampira Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    15,958
    Likes Received:
    66,739
    Trophy Points:
    113
  8. cybervampira

    cybervampira Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    15,958
    Likes Received:
    66,739
    Trophy Points:
    113
  9. Bravo

    Bravo Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    15,771
    Likes Received:
    17,834
    Trophy Points:
    113
  10. Bravo

    Bravo Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    15,771
    Likes Received:
    17,834
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Per CTV news driver in custody. Seems intentional to me. Ryder truck-rental?
     
  11. Bravo

    Bravo Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    15,771
    Likes Received:
    17,834
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Per CTV news a witness stated driver was male
     
  12. Bravo

    Bravo Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    15,771
    Likes Received:
    17,834
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Very busy area but given the nice weather I would think even busier
     
  13. katydid23

    katydid23 Verified Juanette

    Messages:
    53,643
    Likes Received:
    69,865
    Trophy Points:
    113
    I just heard on talk radio, KFI, that locals are reporting that there are a few deaths, with covered bodies on the sidewalk.

    I am listening to one local being interviewed, and he said that he saw a man get hit, in the intersection, as he was crossing the street. Then the driver kept going, and drove up on the sidewalk, and hit several more people.

    He said the van was going about 30 or 40 mph when he hit the pedestrian in the crosswalk, then he sped away and kept going. He hit a woman outing a stroller.


    Suspect was cornered by the police, right before he was arrested. And he yelled that he had a gun.


    I am pretty sure this should be moved to the 'Rampage/Terrorism thread'---
     
  14. TeaTime

    TeaTime Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,790
    Likes Received:
    9,641
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Driver arrested.
     
  15. katydid23

    katydid23 Verified Juanette

    Messages:
    53,643
    Likes Received:
    69,865
    Trophy Points:
    113
    A witness that I just heard seems certain it was intentional. He said the van was going about 30 or 40 mph when he hit a man in a crosswalk. He sped away and then went up on the sidewalk , into a crowd of people.

    He then sped up to 40 or 50 and was hitting people one by one. On purpose, according to both witnesses I just heard.
     
  16. Bravo

    Bravo Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    15,771
    Likes Received:
    17,834
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Per CTV news. Eyewitness to the arrest. Stated driver exited vehicle and witness could see something in drivers hand. He stated he wondered if a gun or knife
     
  17. katydid23

    katydid23 Verified Juanette

    Messages:
    53,643
    Likes Received:
    69,865
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Watching the recent witnesses describing the ghastly events, I am pretty sure this was terrorism, not accidental.

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/23/world/toronto-collision-pedestrians/index.html

    Toronto collision: Suspect in custody after van strikes multiple pedestrians



    Vehicle drove up to a mile, fire official says

    Stephen Powell, district chief for Toronto Fire, told CNN that the vehicle that struck pedestrians in Toronto today "covered between a half-mile and a mile."

    Earlier, the Toronto Fire Service earlier tweeted about the crash, calling it "horrific."
     
  18. Bravo

    Bravo Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    15,771
    Likes Received:
    17,834
    Trophy Points:
    113
    I do believe intentional
     
  19. katydid23

    katydid23 Verified Juanette

    Messages:
    53,643
    Likes Received:
    69,865
    Trophy Points:
    113
    CNN was interviewing witnesses, that told horrible stories.

    One man saw the van run into a pedestrian in a crosswalk. And the van kept going, after hitting the man while going about 30 mph.

    The van sped away and drove up on the sidewalk, hitting people one by one. He ran into elderly people and a woman pushing a stroller. And he just kept driving.

    Witnesses said he was not in medical distress or passed out. He was conscious and looking ahead, as he hit dozens of people, one by one. He drove for nearly a mile, hitting victims as he went.
     
  20. Bravo

    Bravo Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    15,771
    Likes Received:
    17,834
    Trophy Points:
    113
    7 patients rushed to Sunnybrook Hospital Trauma Center. No word on fatalities yet. Per CTV news.
     

Share This Page



  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice