A 40-year-old male pedestrian was killed by a dump truck as he crossed the street on a lively junction in northern York on Wednesday afternoon.
Paramedics said they had answered a call for about 13 hours. for a clash near and Lawrence Ave. W. and Allen Rd. and found a man with serious injuries.
He was taken to a hospital where he later died.
Toronto Police Sgt. Brett Moore said the man was crossing the road when he was hit by a dump coming out of Rd Allen. off ramp.
Initially, the truck driver left the scene, but later the police could find the driver and the vehicle with the help of witnesses and monitors from the nearby shopping center.
Moore said it was unclear whether the driver knew he had hit the pedestrian when he left the scene.
Police initially reported that the victim was a cyclist before confirming that he was a pedestrian.
The intersection was closed to investigation by the traffic authorities, but since then it has been reopened.
According to statistics compiled by the Star using police and media reports, five cyclists and 42 pedestrians were killed on the streets of Toronto in 2018.
It is unclear whether this number is a record for all time, as the star has no independent data on the death of pedestrians and cyclists before this year.
Thirteen drivers and 10 motorcyclists were killed on the streets of Toronto in 2018, according to Star.
Mayor John Torrey late last year said he remains engaged with Vision Zero, the town's plan to eliminate road fatalities. He received criticism earlier that the plan "does not work" in an end-of-year interview with CBC.
Meanwhile, the pedestrian in the 1970s was hit in a collision around 13:30. close to Dufferin Street and Eglinton Ave. W. He was transported to a hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries, paramedics said.
January 16, 2019 – Correction: This story has been edited from a previous version that reports that the victim is a cyclist.
Rhianna Jackson-Kelso is a great news reporter working at Star Radio in Toronto. Follow her on Twitter: @RhiannaJK