Four pedestrians injured after impaired driver mounted a curb and hit them in downtown Toronto

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Four pedestrians were taken to hospital - one in very serious condition - after being struck by a vehicle in Toronto's financial district.

It happened around 3 o'clock this afternoon.

Heather Seaman

"When the officers arrived, they located several pedestrians injured. What we've determined is that four pedestrians that were directly struck by a vehicle. That vehicle was operated by a lone male driver," said a Toronto Police spokesperson.

Police say an eastbound car mounted the curb on King Street, just west of Bay Street, and struck the pedestrians on the sidewalk, before hitting a wall.

"All five - so the four pedestrians, including the driver - have all been transported to a local area hospital."

The male driver has since been arrested and charged with impaired driving.

Heather Seaman