Teenager dies after being run over by float at Toronto’s Caribbean Carnival
By The Canadian Press | The Canadian Press – 29 minutes ago
TORONTO – Toronto police were appealing for information Sunday as they investigated the death of a young man who fell from a parade float at the city’s Caribbean Carnival.
The 18-year-old had been riding on the float Saturday night when he fell and was run over by the vehicle just before 9 p.m..
Police said the young man suffered life-threatening injuries and was rushed to hospital, where he later died.
As part of their investigation, officials were examining a video posted on the Internet which appears to show the immediate aftermath of the incident.
The clip appears to show confusion on the crowded parade route, with the crowd yelling for the float to stop when it slowly starts moving after a brief pause.
“If the video is in fact of the float involved, there’s got to be thousands of people all around that float,” said Sgt. Lawrence Zimmerman.