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Eight people injured after serious collision in Financial District

Last Updated Mar 20, 2016 at 11:52 pm EDT

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating a serious collision in the Financial District on Sunday.

SIU spokesman Jason Gennaro said the incident originally started as a police pursuit trying to stop a vehicle in the area of York Street and Bremner Boulevard around 3 a.m.

The vehicle in pursuit fled and struck a second vehicle that was operating as an Uber vehicle.

The collision occurred near Bay Street and Wellington Street.

Late Sunday, the SIU identified a total of nine individuals involved in the crash. Two 16-year-old males, two 17-year-old females and a 15-year-old male in the Acura which was fleeing police pursuit; One 39-year-old driver in the Malibu which was operating as an Uber vehicle, one 38-year-old male, a 32-year-old male and a 27-year-old female, who were all passengers in the car.

Investigators say the individuals suffered multiple fractured bones. Paramedics say they treated seven people for serious injuries, including broken bones, and one person with injuries described as life-threatening.

Gennaro said one person has been arrested but there is no word on charges.

Bay Street from Wellington Street to Front Street and Wellington Street from Yonge Street to York Street remained closed for most of the day for the police investigation. It was expected to be fully operational in time for the Monday morning rush hour.

Police are asking anyone with information or who witnesses the collision to contact them.

Eight investigators, two forensic investigators and one traffic reconstructionist have been assigned to this incident.

The SIU is an arm’s length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault.

Files from The Canadian Press were used in this report