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Toronto van strikes pedestrians and flees the scene 

  • The extent of the injuries isn’t confirmed after the van struck up to ten people on Yonge St. near Finch Ave, Toronto on Monday
  •  It is not yet clear whether the incident was an accident or intentional
  • The van fled the scene after striking the pedestrians. Cops were able to stop the driver a few blocks away

A white van has mowed down at least eight pedestrians in Canada, police say.

The extent of the injuries isn’t confirmed after the van struck up to ten people on Yonge St. near Finch Ave, Toronto, on Monday afternoon.

It is not yet clear whether the incident was an accident or intentional. 

An injured pedestrian is transferred to a gurney by first responders after a van hit at least eight people in Toronto 

A white van has mowed down at least eight pedestrians in Canada , police say. Pictured, first responders treat some of the injured at the scene

A white van has mowed down at least eight pedestrians in Canada , police say. Pictured, first responders treat some of the injured at the scene

The van fled the scene after striking the pedestrians. Cops were able to stop the driver a few blocks away

The van fled the scene after striking the pedestrians. Cops were able to stop the driver a few blocks away

The van fled the scene after striking the pedestrians. Cops were able to stop the driver a few blocks away.

It is not clear if the driver is still alive or has been taken into custody. 

A multi-casualty incident has been declared and officials are asking people to avoid the area. 

TV helicopter pics of the hit and run shows an entire bus load of paramedics arriving at the scene in Toronto, Canada 

TV helicopter pics of the hit and run shows an entire bus load of paramedics arriving at the scene in Toronto, Canada 

The extent of the injuries isn’t confirmed after the van struck up to ten people on Yonge St. near Finch Ave, Toronto

The extent of the injuries isn’t confirmed after the van struck up to ten people on Yonge St. near Finch Ave, Toronto

A multi-casualty incident has been declared and officials are asking people to avoid the area

A multi-casualty incident has been declared and officials are asking people to avoid the area

Emergency vehicles blocked off the street and officials are asking people to avoid the area

Emergency vehicles blocked off the street and officials are asking people to avoid the area

Toronto Police are at the scene and have shut down the street as first responders treat some of the injured on the sidewalk

Toronto Police are at the scene and have shut down the street as first responders treat some of the injured on the sidewalk

Toronto Police are at the scene and have shut down the street as first responders treat some of the injured on the sidewalk.

Reports indicate the van was a rental truck.

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