An arrest of a suspect in two weekend hit-and-run accidents in downtown is depicted in new footage.
Just before noon on Saturday, the first incident took place at St. Clair Avenue West and Yonge Street.
According to the police, a Jeep Patriot’s driver struck two individuals who were crossing the street on opposite sides of the intersection while traveling east. One of the pedestrians was unharmed, but the 65-year-old guy who was hurt needed to be taken to the hospital in a critical condition.
The driver fled the scene but was then allegedly involved in another collision in the area of Jarvis Street and Maitland Place a short time later.
Police say that a 25-year-old cyclist was struck and taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The driver allegedly fled the scene once again but was ultimately arrested a short distance away, near Lower Jarvis and Queens Quay East.
In the video, which appears to have been taken by a dashcam, a police cruiser is seen ramming the back of the Jeep at a relatively low speed as it makes a turn, causing it to spin out.
Within moments a second police cruiser then arrives at the scene and boxes in the vehicle. Two officers are then seen approaching the vehicle, one on each side of the vehicle.
It is not clear from the video whether they have firearms drawn.
Police have said that a 31-year-old Kitchener man was also ultimately arrested at the scene and charged with seven offences.
The authorities confirmed to CP24 that there was a struggle during the arrest, though the video does not capture the interaction with officers.