Overnight crashes keep police busy in Toronto

Police responded to a number of crashes overnight as drivers were left to contend with slippery roads.

Man charged with impaired driving after 1 crash

An SUV rollover that struck a power pole and another vehicle that went through a fence and struck a building were among the overnight crashes police dealt with. 0:42

Toronto police are still investigating a number of crashes from early Monday morning. 

Sunday's wet weather in the early part of the day was followed by a sharp temperature drop in the afternoon. The rapid freeze up made for treacherous driving conditions. 

At around 2 a.m. Monday, a vehicle left the road near Weston Road and Sheppard Avenue West. The vehicle struck a fence and then went into a building. Two people were sent to hospital with minor injuries.

A man in his 30s was charged with impaired driving and driving with more than 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood. 

In another incident that occurred just after 3 a.m., a SUV rolled over and struck a power pole near Markland Drive and Bloor Street West, just west of Highway 427. The driver fled the scene. Shortly after, the owner called police to report the vehicle had been stolen.

There is no word on charges in relation to the Etobicoke collision. 

This vehicle crashed through a fence, slid down a snowy hill and struck a building near Sheppard Avenue West and Weston Road early Monday morning. (Tony Smyth/CBC)


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