Four teens, between 13 and 14 years old, hurt after crashing Porsche into pole, Toronto police say

Four teens, between the ages of 13 and 14, were injured near Toronto’s Little Portugal neighbourhood after a Porsche they were joyriding in struck a pole and split in half.

The crash happened in the Lansdowne Avenue and College Street area around 3 a.m. Wednesday, Toronto police said.

Two of them were injured and remained at the scene, police said. The other two fled on foot but were soon found. All were taken to the hospital.

“None of the injuries were considered life-threatening. They were considered life-altering,” Const. David Hopkinson told the Star.

The Porsche was travelling north on Lansdowne at “a high rate of speed” when it lost control trying to turn onto College, Const. Michelle Flannery.

The vehicle struck a pole in the intersection and was “cut into two pieces,” Flannery said.

Traffic Services Sgt. Jason Kraft told the Star that there were three boys and one girl in the car. He confirmed that one of them suffered “life-altering injuries,” but did not elaborate on the nature of their injuries.

“The owner of the involved vehicle has been notified,” Kraft said.

Kevin Jiang is a breaking news reporter, working out of the Star’s radio room in Toronto. Reach him via email:

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