Man dies after being struck by vehicle in Mississauga – CP24 Torontos Breaking News

Man dies after being struck by vehicle in Mississauga - CP24 Toronto\s Breaking News
Man, 73, dies after being struck in Mississauga
It happened shortly after 7 p.m. near Hurontario Street and Eglinton Avenue East, Peel Regional police said.

The man was rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries, but was pronounced dead a short time later.

"This isn't a crosswalk," Marttini told reporters near the scene. "This is six lanes of live traffic that are going through at 7 p.m. We are still looking at a fairly heavy flow of traffic. Unfortunately, the male was able to get about two lanes in and then was struck by the vehicle."

Man, 73, dies in hospital after being hit by vehicle in Mississauga

This is not a crosswalk. This is a six-lane roadway. The general traffic travels at 60 kilometres an hour and unfortunately this gentleman got about two lanes in and was struck by a vehicle travelling on the roadway, Const. Danny Marttini told CP24 at the scene.

The driver did remain on scene. Obviously they were suffering from a bit of shock – they actually fainted when they realized exactly what was taking place, Marttini said.

Marttini said police continue to urge both drivers and pedestrians to use more caution on the roads.

The roadway – its a shared area that were all using and everybodys responsible for it, Marttini said.  

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Police respond to the scene where a 73-year-old man was fatally struck by a vehicle Monday October 28, 2019. (Sean MacInnes)

Marttini said police would like to remind pedestrians that it's important to use crosswalks and to try to pick the most visible areas possible.

Peel police say they were called to the scene at Eglinton Avenue East and Hurontario Street just after 7 p.m.

Const. Danny Marttini, spokesperson for Peel Regional Police, said the man was not walking in a crosswalk when he was struck.

The pedestrian was reportedly crossing Eglinton, not at a pedestrian crossing, when he was struck. The man was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries where he was pronounced dead.

Collision Hurontario St/ Eglinton Ave E #MississaugaPedestrian struck, is being transported to hospitalDriver remained on sceneEglinton closed from Hurontario to Sorrento #PRP P190395413 rec'd 7:01 pm

The driver of the vehicle remained on the scene and cooperated with police. They also were taken to hospital as a precaution after police say they fainted at the scene “due to stress from the incident.”

Const. Danny Marttini said investigators don’t believe speed or alcohol is a factor, but will still be investigating all possibilities.

The victim is the third pedestrian to be struck and killed in the GTA on Monday. An 82-year-old woman died this morning when she was hit by a vehicle in The Junction while a 74-year-old man was struck by a vehicle in Flemingdon Park.

Peel Regional Police say a 73-year-old man is dead after being struck by a vehicle in Mississauga Monday night.

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He was transported to hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said, and was later pronounced deceased.

Use the crosswalk. It’s that simple. I jaywalked the other day and this car came SPEEDING south on Yonge. I’m like heck no. Never again. I’m not trying to end up like roadkill.

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