Another pedestrian has been struck and killed during the morning rush in the GTA, making it the 10th pedestrian fatality in over a week.
The latest incident happened on Wednesday in the city’s northwest-end, near Dufferin Street, south of Eglinton Avenue.
The pedestrian, a female, was trying cut across Dufferin Street, when driver of a minivan, heading southbound, tried to swerve out of the way.
She suffered severe head injuries and died on the scene.
Toronto police Const. Hugh Smith said the minivan had just come over the top of the hill in the pre-dawn darkness, when the driver spotted a woman standing on the road and tried to take evasive action.
“She swerved as far left as she could, but it doesn’t take much with the velocity and the mass of the vehicle […] you can sustain enough injuries to cause death, and that looks like what happened here,” Const. Smith said.
The female driver, who is a doctor, tried to perform CPR on the pedestrian, but to no avail.