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3 women, 1 child injured in collision at College and Bay

Last Updated Aug 23, 2019 at 9:38 am EST

Four people were injured in a crash downtown on Thursday afternoon, including a child.

Police and paramedics responded to a collision in the Bay and College streets area around 3:20 p.m.

Photos and video from the scene show that the three vehicles involved were a black pickup truck, a white Toyota Corolla and a black Toyota Highlander SUV.

Police said the Highlander ran a red light while the other two vehicles were travelling westbound and caused a chain reaction. There is no indication of nefarious intent.

The Highlander has an Uber sticker in the windshield. Uber said the 54-year-old driver’s access to the app has been revoked and they are cooperating with authorities.

Three women and a child were taken to hospital with injuries varying in severity.

Police said a 69-year-old woman and a 54-year-old woman, both pedestrians crossing College on the south side at the light, were struck and carried into the intersection by the vehicle until it collided with the Corolla, which was heading west on College.

The 69-year-old woman was taken to hospital in life-threatening condition while the other woman suffered serious injuries.

The one-year-old child was taken to SickKids hospital but suffered only minor injuries. A 43-year-old man, who was also a pedestrian, was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

The 24-year-old driver of the Corolla was also taken to hospital with serious injuries.

The other two drivers remained on scene and suffered some minor injuries but were not taken to hospital.

On Friday, police said all of the seriously injured people were in stable condition.

A witness on scene told 680 NEWS he heard a “major bang” and saw “debris flying everywhere” as he was finishing lunch on College Street.

Trevor says the Highlander struck the Toyota in a t-bone fashion on the left side and both suffered “substantial damage.” The pickup truck involved did not sustain much damage, he said. In addition, he says he saw that the child was in a stroller and was rushed to SickKids before paramedics arrived on scene.

The area was closed to traffic for the scene investigation up to one block in all directions from the intersection but has seen reopened.

Streetcars on Carlton and College streets were also detouring during the investigation but service resumed shortly before 8 p.m.

Any witnesses are asked to contact police.