Man knocked down by vehicle in Toronto identified as rugby union coach Ben Ryan

Ben Ryan
Ben Ryan

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 Ben Ryan, English rugby union coach.

The British High Commission in Canada has confirmed the identity of the 47 year old who won double honour at
The Telegraph Sports Book Awards, and said they were aware of his visit to Toronto, Canada.

Ben Ryan 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.

Ben Ryan was a rugby union coach who is best known for having coached the Fiji sevens to two Sevens World Series titles and a gold medal in sevens rugby at the 2016 Rio Olympics.