Police say a driver has been detained for hazardous driving following a fatal single-vehicle incident in Toronto’s west end early Saturday.
Before 2:45 a.m., emergency services were dispatched to the intersection of Bloor Street West and Lothian Avenue, just east of Islington Avenue, according to a spokeswoman for Global News.
According to the spokeswoman, officers got information that the car was “traveling at a very high rate of speed” in the westbound lanes of Bloor Street West.
According to witnesses, the vehicle drove onto the north side of the street’s sidewalk and collided with a pole.
The passenger was flung from the vehicle when the accident occurred, according to the spokeswoman. They were pronounced dead on the spot.
A short time later, the driver was apprehended. It’s unclear whether charges have been filed in relation to the probe.
In the meantime, anyone with information on the collision is requested to contact police at 416-808-2222.