A man is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after being struck by the driver of a minivan Sunday morning, police said.
Just after midnight, a 36-year-old man in the northbound lane of Church Street was struck by the driver of a grey Honda minivan travelling north, Toronto Police said. According to police, the pedestrian was dragged for about 100 metres until the driver of the van crashed into an patio in the curb lane of Church Street, north of Wood Street.
Police said the man was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries. They say he is still being treated.
The driver of the van fled the scene, police said. They said after finding the van on Jarvis Street, police arrested the driver at Wellesley and Sherbourne streets.
Police charged 25-year-old Mississauga man Shubham Joshi. He appeared in court at Old City Hall Sunday morning.
Investigators are asking anyone with information or dash-cam footage to contact police at 416-808-1900 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.
Isaac Phan Nay is a breaking news reporter, working out of the Star's radio room in Toronto. Reach him via email: firstname.lastname@example.org