At least 20 pedestrians struck in Toronto as rain slams the city

Be careful on the road tonight. Police reported 20 pedestrians have been struck by vehicles Tuesday evening, as heavy rain battered the city and reduced visibility for drivers.
At least 20 pedestrians were struck by cars Tuesday night as rain battered the city. (Mehrdad Nazarahari/CBC News)

Be careful on the road tonight.

Police have reported 20 pedestrians have been struck by vehicles Tuesday evening, as heavy rain battered the city and reduced visibility for drivers. 

More than a dozen of those incidents happened in an hour — between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m., Toronto police Const. Craig Brister said.

In fact, police reported that two people were hit at the same time near Queen Street East and Dalhousie Street. One of those struck was rushed to hospital with serious injuries. 

There were no reports of any fatalities as of 8 p.m.

Emergency crews responded to more than a dozen cases of people on foot being hit by vehicles in Toronto. There were no reported fatalities as of 8 p.m. (Mehrdad Nazarahari/CBC News)