Eight people were taken to hospital after a serious collision involving pedestrians in London, Ont., Tuesday evening, officials say.
London police said they were called at around 6:45 p.m. to the crash on Riverside Drive.
“We received a call in relation to multiple pedestrians struck just west of Wonderland Road on Riverside Drive and upon arrival, we learned that multiple vehicles were struck as well,” Const. Sandasha Bough said.
Bough said “a number of pedestrians” were taken to hospital with injuries ranging from minor to life-threatening.
In an update shared late Tuesday night, police said “while it is still early on in the investigation, there is nothing to indicate that this was an intentional act.”
Miranda Bothwell, spokesperson for Middlesex-London Paramedic Services, said a total of eight patients were taken to hospital. She described the condition of three of the patients at the time of transport to the hospital as “very critical” while the rest were reported to be in serious condition. One person was believed to have been treated at the scene.
“Due to the severity of the injuries, we’re working very closely with [the] London Police Service and are unable to disclose the age ranges of the patients until next of kin have been notified,” Bothwell said.
“While it is still early on in the investigation, there is nothing to indicate that this was an intentional act,” police said in a brief update late Tuesday night. Earlier, Bough said the collision was not a hit-and-run and that all those involved remained at the scene.