Several pedestrians have been struck by a van in Toronto, according to local police. Per CNN, the driver of the vehicle has been apprehended by police.
The collision occurred at 1:30 p.m. local time at the busy intersection of Yonge Street and Finch Avenue. Nearby subway services have been halted due to the crash.
According to The Globe and Mail, one person has been confirmed dead and seven people have been taken to a local Toronto hospital in critical condition. "Following an incident involving a van striking a number of pedestrians in the Yonge and Finch area, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre has received seven patients from the scene in its Trauma Centre," a statement from the hospital reads.
Police are now saying that the crash appears to be deliberate. Fire officials say the car "covered between a half-mile and a mile."
Toronto's Mayor John Tory and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have both responded to the incident. "There has been a very tragic incident at Yonge St. and Finch Ave. My thoughts are with those affected by this incident and the frontline responders who are working to help those injured," Tory said in a statement.