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Charges are pending after 9 injured in Etobicoke crash

Nine people suffered minor injuries in a crash in Etobicoke on Saturday night and charges are pending, Toronto police say.

Collision between minivan, sedan occurred in the area on The West Mall near Eva Road

A crash between a minivan and a sedan left nine people injured in Etobicoke Saturday night. (Jeremy Cohn/CBC)

Nine people suffered minor injuries in a crash in Etobicoke on Saturday night and charges are pending, Toronto police say.

The crash between a minivan and a sedan occurred on The West Mall near Eva Road, north of Bloor Street West. Emergency crews were called to the scene at 11:30 p.m.

A woman and a teen girl were taken to a trauma centre initially with serious injuries, but their injuries were later deemed to be non-life-threatening. Seven other people were taken to a local hospital with minor injuries. 

Minivan crammed with people, car did improper U-turn

Const. Scott Mills, spokesperson for the Toronto Police Service, said nine people were crammed into a minivan that had four seats that was being driven by an 18-year-old man. The minivan was his parents' vehicle, Mills said.

Mills said the sedan did an improper U-turn and the two vehicles collided. The impact of the crash snapped a hydro pole in two and it fell over. 

Debris was strewn across the road.

Toronto firefighters taped off a large area as Toronto paramedics assessed people at the scene.

Officers are still investigating and no charges under the Highway Traffic Act have been laid.

The crash snapped a hydro pole in two and it fell over. (Jeremy Cohn/CBC)