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Police release video after hit-and-runs in Toronto, Markham

Video released by Toronto police shows a 61-year-old woman being hit by a car near Steeles and Bayview avenues on Oct. 31, 2017. YOUTUBE/Toronto Police Service

Two Toronto-area police forces have released video of hit-and-run collisions that left pedestrians in hospital with serious injuries.

A video released by Toronto police shows a 61-year-old woman flying through the air after being struck in a crosswalk near Steeles and Bayview avenues on Oct. 31.

It shows the woman bouncing off the windshield of the car before being launched into the air and landing on the road several metres from where she was hit. Police say the motorist drove away.

And a video released by York Regional Police shows a car driving away after striking a pedestrian while making a left turn near Yonge Street and Steeles Avenue in Markham on Wednesday night.

Investigators with the York Regional Police Major Collision Investigation Unit are releasing surveillance video of a suspect vehicle following a serious pedestrian fail-to-remain collision in the City of Markham.

They say the pedestrian, a 61-year-old Toronto man, was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, but his condition has deteriorated to life-threatening.

Both police forces are appealing to the public for other video or witness accounts of the incidents.

With files from News Staff