Driver arrested after 2 pedestrians, cyclist hit in separate crashes in Toronto

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A 31-year-old man from Kitchener, Ont. has been arrested in Toronto, where he faces multiple charges including failing to stop at the scene of an accident causing bodily harm, disarming a police officer, and failing to comply with a breath demand. (Robert Krbavac/CBC - image credit)
A 31-year-old man from Kitchener, Ont. has been arrested in Toronto, where he faces multiple charges including failing to stop at the scene of an accident causing bodily harm, disarming a police officer, and failing to comply with a breath demand. (Robert Krbavac/CBC - image credit)

A Kitchener, Ont. man is facing several charges after two pedestrians and a cyclist were struck by a driver in Toronto on Saturday afternoon, police say.

According to a Toronto police news release, a person was driving a Jeep Patriot eastbound on St. Clair Avenue West shortly before noon when they struck a 26-year-old man walking at the Yonge Street intersection. He wasn't injured, they say.

The driver then struck a 65-year-old man walking on the other side of the intersection, police say. That victim was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, but the driver took off, according to the news release.

A little while later, the driver then allegedly hit a 25-year-old man biking at Jarvis Street and Maitland Place, further south. The cyclist was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police say they found the driver even further south at Lower Jarvis Street and Queens Quay East.

A 31-year-old man from Kitchener, Ont. has been arrested and faces multiple charges including failing to stop at the scene of an accident causing bodily harm, disarming a police officer, and failing to comply with a breath demand.

The man was expected to appear in court Sunday morning. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone in any of the areas who may have witnessed the incidents or who may have relevant security or dash camera footage is asked to contact police at 416-808-1900. People can also submit information anonymously via Crime Stoppers at 416-222-8477.