Rob Lamberti - Toronto Sun
Alcohol was a factor in two separate crashes that left three men in critical condition Sunday morning, according to police.
Two men were severely injured in a 3:49 a.m. single vehicle crash on Hill Cr., in the Markham-Kingston Rds. area.
Sgt. Tim Burrows, of Toronto Police traffic unit, said the Pontiac car went out of control and mounted a curb before crashing into a utility pole.
A 23-year-old passenger was rushed to hospital and is listed in critical condition, Burrows said.
Investigators reported they were preparing to charge the driver with an impaired-related offences when he began complaining about his head hurting. He was taken to hospital and is now in critical condition, Burrows said.
In another crash on Browns Line at 12:12 a.m., a southbound Toyota crashed into the rear of a stopped TTC bus.
Burrows said the bus, which was stopped at a red light at Horner Ave., lurched forward because of the impact. Neither the driver or the lone passenger was injured, he said.
The 51-year-old Mississauga man driving the car, however, suffered severe injuries.
Burrows said the man’s injuries wouldn’t have been as severe if he was wearing a seatbelt. Speed and alcohol are thought to be factors in the collision, he said.
On Saturday, meanwhile, a 23-year-old man was killed when he lost control of his car on Allen Rd., at Transit Rd. In another incident, a man suffered severe injuries when the car he was riding in was caught in the middle of a chain-reaction of collisions on the Gardiner Expressway, near Jameson Ave.