Police: Driver arrested after crashing into downtown drug store, hitting pedestrian
Codi Wilson, CP24.com
Published Tuesday, July 30, 2019 5:20AM EDT
Last Updated Tuesday, July 30, 2019 11:46AM EDT
Police say a driver who crashed into a drug store near College Park and then struck a pedestrian has been arrested for suspected impaired driving.
According to police, the 31-year-old driver of a Honda vehicle was involved in multiple collisions beginning at around 12:30 a.m.
Sgt. Brett Moore told CTV News Toronto that the driver struck a 50-year-old pedestrian in the area of Gerrard and Elizabeth streets.
The pedestrian was taken to hospital but their current condition is not known.
The driver also allegedly crashed into a 24-hour Shoppers Drug Mart, located near Yonge and College streets.
"Luckily, no one was injured but people were inside the store," Moore said.
Ultimately the driver, identified by police as Hozeir Kazemi, 31, was arrested in the area of Dundas and Elizabeth streets.
Moore said the man has been charged with failing to stop causing bodily harm, dangerous operation of a vehicle causing bodily harm, and impaired operation of a vehicle causing bodily harm.
"We are reaching out to the local community and people who were in the area who may have heard or seen what happened to come forward and speak with our investigators," Moore said.