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Man drives SUV into streetcar tunnel on Queens Quay

Last Updated Jan 22, 2020 at 8:54 am EST

An elderly man drove his vehicle into the streetcar tunnel on Queens Quay near York Street and made it all the way to Union Station before getting stuck on a concrete platform.

It happened just before 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

It appears the the driver followed a streetcar into the tunnel, driving past all the safeguards that are in place.

The SUV was removed from the tunnel by heavy equipment.

An SUV is pulled out of the streetcar tunnel at Queens Quay after it got stuck at Union Station on Jan. 22, 2020. CITYNEWS/Bert Dandy

 

The driver wasn’t injured but was taken to hospital for a medical concern.

Service resumed on the route just before 6 a.m.