International: Van plows into several pedestrians on Toronto sidewalk

Several people were injured when a white van slammed into pedestrians on a sidewalk in the north end of Toronto, sending numerous people to hospital and forcing a partial shutdown of subway service, police said.

Some reports indicate that there have been "multiple fatalities".

Police spokeswoman Jenifferjit Sidhu said it was too early to confirm the number of pedestrians struck or their injuries, and police did not yet know the reason for the collision.

Police say the driver was arrested and that as many as eight to 10 people were injured.