A Fiery Car Crash Killed One Person In Toronto On Monday (VIDEOS)
The thick black smoke looked almost apocalyptic.
Torontonians witnessed a pretty terrifying scene on Monday afternoon. A single-person vehicle crash in Toronto caused a car fire, producing thick black smoke that could be seen from several parts of the city. Paramedics confirmed one person died in the incident.
Toronto Police and Toronto Fire were called to the scene on March 30, after a vehicle had apparently rammed into the Princes' Gates at Exhibition Place at around 2 p.m.
Photo and video footage taken from or near the scene show the car ablaze in orange flames. Thick blake smoke choked up the air while the fire raged.
Police said that they received a call at around 1:56 p.m. regarding an apparent car explosion in the area of Strachan Avenue and Lakeshore Boulevard.
According to CP24, Toronto Fire stated that at least one person was inside the vehicle when responders arrived at the scene.
Fire services arrived quickly on scene and were able to extinguish the fire. However, the victim was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Toronto Paramedic Services via CP24.
CBC's Devin Heroux reports that Toronto Paramedics believe the deceased — the only person found in the car — was the driver.
A video submitted to Narcity shows the horrifying scene from a distant window.
It is yet not clear what could have caused the accident, but Toronto Police confirmed that it seems to have been a single-vehicle collision.
Per Global News, Sgt. Jason Kraft said a dark SUV had driven into the gates, and police do not know why. However, speed is being considered as a factor.
Thanks, perhaps, to the city's and Ontario's in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, it seems plenty of residents were around to capture more shocking footage from their homes.
Yep, that would be alarming as hell to see from your window.
Tweets from Heroux showed emergency responders closing off the scene.
However, a later tweet from Toronto Police, at 4:15 p.m. on Monday, reported that roads have been reopened around the scene.
Officers remained on the scene, investigating.