After a hit-and-run in Toronto’s Church-Wellesley Village overnight, a pedestrian was transported to the hospital with critical injuries.
The victim, a 36-year-old man, was struck by a grey Honda minivan on the east side of Church Street in the northbound lane soon after midnight, according to police.
The man was then carried for about 100 meters before the truck smashed into an outdoor patio put up in a curb lane north of Wood Street, according to officials.
The pedestrian was taken to the hospital in critical condition after an emergency run.
Police said that the suspect initially fled the scene but was later arrested near Wellesley and Sherbourne streets.
His vehicle was located nearby on Jarvis Street, according to police.
Shubham Joshi, 25, of Mississauga, is charged with failure to stop at the scene of an accident causing bodily harm and dangerous driving causing bodily harm.
Church Street remains closed in both directions at Alexander Street as a full investigation is conducted at the scene.
“Investigators are appealing for witnesses, or anyone with dash-camera footage that were in the area at the time to contact police,” a press release issued on Sunday morning states.