Man knocked down by vehicle in Toronto identified as Jamaican footballer ‎Luton Shelton

COLUMBUS, OH - JULY 07: Luton Shelton #11 of Jamaica controls the ball against Costa Rica in a CONCACAF Gold Cup match at Crew Stadium on July 7, 2009 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

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 Luton Shelton, Jamaican footballer.

Friends and close relatives in Canada have confirmed the identity of the 33 year old who currently plays for Harbour View F.C. in Jamaica.

Luton Shelton 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.

Luton Shelton was a footballer who played as a striker or winger. He made his international debut for Jamaica in 2004, and earned 75 caps, scoring a record 35 goals and playing at three CONCACAF Gold Cups.