Man knocked down by vehicle in Toronto identified as American basketball player Jeremy Lin

Jeremy Lin
Jeremy Lin

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 Jeremy Lin, American basketball player.

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

Jeremy Lin 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.

Jeremy Shu-How Lin was an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association. He unexpectedly led a winning turnaround with the New York Knicks in 2012, which generated a global craze known as “Linsanity”.