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Man struck at streetcar shelter in hit-and-run at College and Spadina

Last Updated Apr 15, 2019 at 6:41 am EDT

One man is in hospital with life-threatening injuries after being struck while standing at a bus shelter at College and Spadina. CITYNEWS

A 21-year-old man suffered life-threatening injuries after he was struck at a streetcar shelter early Sunday morning.

Police were called to College Street and Spadina Avenue just before 2 a.m.

It was reported that a man was standing at the streetcar stop when a vehicle mounted the TTC traffic median, hitting the glass shelter and the pedestrian.

The man was taken to hospital in critical condition.

A black SUV reportedly fled the scene.

Investigators said they found a side view mirror at the scene and have determined that the part belongs to a Ford Expedition, 2015 to 2017 model, or a Lincoln Navigator, 2007 to 2017 model.

Police are urging the driver to speak with a lawyer and then contact investigators.

A security image of the vehicle has been released by police.

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Driver’s waiting to sober up before contacting police, most likely. Hope for a quick recovery to the unfortunate, bus shelter waiting pedestrian.

April 14, 2019 at 10:45 am

Sadly those shelters give you no way to escape if you’re lucky enough to actually see a vehicle approaching.

The only way to stop this would be to embed concrete filled 6 inch diameter pipes in the ground at the location of the shelter, which would stop most vehicles……

April 14, 2019 at 4:38 pm