Police arrest man after 2 separate hit-and-runs in Toronto on Saturday – Toronto

A man was arrested in Toronto after allegedly hitting a cyclist and pedestrians in two separate hit-and-runs on Saturday, police say.

Toronto police said they received a call for a collision in the area of ​​Yonge Street and St. Clair Avenue West around 11:57 a.m.

A Jeep Patriot, traveling eastbound along St. Clair West, struck a pedestrian on the west side of the intersection, before hitting a second pedestrian on the east side, police said.

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The first pedestrian, a 26-year-old man, was not injured. However, police said the second, a 65-year-old man, was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Officers said the driver fled the scene.

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Shortly after, the same vehicle rammed a cyclist at the intersection of Jarvis Street and Maitland Square, police said. The 25-year-old cyclist was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

Toronto police located the driver and Jeep in Lower Jarvis and Queens Quay East, where officers made an arrest.

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Bachu Matthew, 31, of Kitchener, faces multiple charges.

They include failure to stop at the scene of an accident causing bodily harm, failure to stop at the scene of an accident, and flight while a peace officer is being pursued.

He was also charged with failing or refusing to comply with a breather request and disarming a peace officer, police said.

He was due to appear in court at 9 a.m. on Sunday.

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