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Speeding Mercedes collides with TTC bus, five sent to hospital, police say

An 18-year-old driver is in life-threatening condition following a collision with a TTC bus near Wilson Avenue late Friday night, Toronto police say.

Officers responded to reports of a collision involving a bus and a Mercedes car on Wilson near King High Avenue, near Allen Road and the 401, at about 11:19 p.m.

Police say the driver of a black Mercedes was speeding westbound on Wilson before he lost control while entering the eastbound lanes, and collided with an eastbound bus.

The driver of the car was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries. Meanwhile, three other passengers of the Mercedes along with the bus driver were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police added.

There are no reports of any injury caused to passengers of the TTC bus yet, police said.

The investigation is ongoing by members of Traffic Services. Police are asking local residents, business and drivers, who may have security or dash camera footage of the area or incident to contact investigators.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1900 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).




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