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3 seriously injured in Gardiner crash

Last Updated Apr 21, 2019 at 11:20 am EDT

Three people have been seriously injured, one life-threatening, after a early morning crash on the Gardiner Expressway. CITYNEWS/Sean Cowan

Three people have been seriously injured in an early morning crash on the Gardiner Expressway crash.

Police were called to the highway at Islington Avenue just after 1 a.m. on Sunday. to a car that struck a pole.

A rear passenger in the vehicle was trapped and had to removed. They suffered life-threatening injuries.

Two others in the car were taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Officers say there are reports another car involved in the crash fled the scene.

The westbound lanes of the Gardiner between Park Lawn Road and Islington Avenue was closed for several hours, but at least one lane has opened up.

Police are investigating street racing as a possible cause of the crash, but are looking to speak with more witnesses.