Multiple residents are now in the dark after a giant Toronto crane collapsed on Thursday afternoon. People are now being asked to avoid the area of River and Dundas. Toronto Police have confirmed that they are currently responding to the incident.
The heavy object ended up slicing through a powerline, which has also resulted in power outages throughout the area.
According to Toronto Hydro, Sackville Place South to Shuter Street and Parliament Street East to Bayview Avenue have all been affected by this outage.
Crews are currently on scene and are attempting to restore power.
"The outage was caused by a crane that came down on a powerline. Crews have arrived on site & they’re starting to assess the damage," read a statement from the hydro company.
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Toronto Police have reported that there are "unknown injuries at this time."
“A girl that was here, a female, she narrowly avoided being killed,” Toronto Fire Platoon Chief Dan Sell told the outlet.
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“She was close to her bike, the crane fell onto the street, it damaged her bike but thankfully she was okay.”
Another man was also reportedly nearby when the object fell and was suffering from shock after it just missed him.
CP24 reports that both pedestrians have been assessed by paramedics and do not suffer any serious injuries.
This isn't the first time that a crane has toppled over in Toronto this month.
Back in July, another incident was reported where the construction tool brought traffic to a halt.