Man knocked down by vehicle in Toronto identified as Icelandic footballer Aron Gunnarsson

Iceland's Aron Gunnarsson. Reuters
Iceland's Aron Gunnarsson. Reuters

Man who was knocked down by a Honda Civic vehicle at the Toronto Mall last night sadly dies in hospital.

He passed away this morning – after sustaining serious injuries following the incident yesterday.

The man has been identified as Aron Gunnarsson, an Icelandic professional footballer.

The Embassy of Iceland in Canada has confirmed the identity of the 30 year old and said they were aware of his visit to Toronto, Canada.

Aron Gunnarsson sustained injuries when a Honda Civic vehicle knocked him down after it failed brakes in front of the Toronto Mall last night.

He was rushed to the hospital but passed on due to life-threatening injuries.

Police have launched an investigation into the incident but preliminary reports by the Police show that the vehicle failed brakes.

Aron Gunnarsson was an Icelandic professional footballer who played for Championship club Cardiff City and captained the Icelandic national team. He played either as a defensive midfielder or a central midfielder.