Following the horrific van attack in Toronto that killed nine people and injured 16 others, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre has given an official update.
According to Toronto Police, the van attack happened at the busy intersection of Yonge Street and Finch Avenue Monday afternoon around 1:30 pm.
Dr. Dan Cass, Medical Officer of Sunnybrook Hospital, has advised the media that 10 victims arrived by EMS to the trauma centre this afternoon.
Unfortunately, Dr. Cass said of the 10 victims admitted to the hospital, two patients arrived with absent vital signs and were pronounced dead upon arrival.
Currently, there are five victims in critical condition and three in serious condition.
Dr. Cass told the media that all victims that arrived at Sunnybrook Hospital were adults and that they had suffered from a range of injuries. He would not disclose the extent of injuries.
We have received a total of 10 victims from the incident today at Yonge & Finch:
– unfortunately, 2 patients arrived vital signs absent and were pronounced dead upon arrival
– 5 in critical condition
– 2 in serious condition
– 1 in fair condition: https://t.co/4dG1Pk5Unf
— Sunnybrook Hospital (@Sunnybrook) April 23, 2018
Sunnybrook Hospital is currently in the process of contacting the victim’s families and that some victims still have yet to be identified.
Sunnybrook’s Emergency Department is currently on lockdown as an added precaution and access to the Bayview Campus is being controlled.