Woman killed, man seriously injured after being struck by vehicle in Scarborough

Woman killed, man seriously injured after being struck by vehicle in Scarborough
59-year-old woman dead, another pedestrian in hospital after driver mounts sidewalk at Scarborough bus stop
Toronto police say the Nissan SUV was travelling westbound on Ellesmere Road toward Birchmount Road shortly before 6:49 a.m.

A TTC bus was stopped on the road just before the intersection, and two pedestrians were on the sidewalk near the bus.

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"And for some unknown reason [the vehicle] mounted the curb and struck the two pedestrians that were on the curb," said Sgt. Alex Crews.

One of the pedestrians was pronounced dead at the scene after emergency crews arrived. The other, a 32-year-old man, was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the car remained at the scene. Police said it was too early to say if the 46-year-old woman would face any charges.

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A 59-year-old pedestrian is dead and another has serious injuries after they were hit by a vehicle in the morning rush hour near a Scarborough bus stop.

Police responded to a collision just west of the intersection of Birchmount and Ellesmere Rds. at 6:49 a.m. They found the 59-year-old woman unresponsive. She was later pronounced dead at the scene.

We know that dashboard camera is becoming very popular now. So if anyone was in the area around 6:30 and 6:39 this morning and does have dashboard camera that may have caught this collision on video, we ask you to contact our investigators as well, he said..

A man, 32, was found conscious and breathing and was transported to hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

For some unknown reason, this vehicle continued through the intersection, lost control, mounted the sidewalk, going in between two polls, Toronto police Const. Alex Crews said.

Toronto police Sgt. Alex Crews said two TTC buses were waiting at a bus stop on Ellesmere just west of Birchmount when a vehicle approaching in the westbound curb lane on Ellesmere mounted the sidewalk.

The vehicle struck the 59-year-old woman then continued driving on the sidewalk, hitting the 32-year-old man, he said.

Our investigators are looking at all aspects of this collision of course, whether it be a mechanical defect or a medical situation, he said.

The vehicle continued off-road before coming to a stop in a flower bed about 40 metres west of the bus stop.

Crews said he could not confirm whether the two pedestrians were waiting to get on the bus when they were hit.

The driver then continued on, Crews said, hitting light polls and bushes before colliding with a 32-year-old male pedestrian in the area.

“It’s still early on in the investigation to determine whether or not there was a medical episode or a mechanical failure of the vehicle,” he said.

A woman is dead after she was struck by a vehicle that mounted a sidewalk near a Scarborough bus stop on Friday morning.

Ellesmere is closed between Birchmount and Rolark Dr. while police investigate. TTC vehicles are diverting at the intersection.

Toronto police block off an intersection in Scarborough where a pedestrian was struck and killed on Nov. 9, 2018.

Police are asking for any witnesses to come forward with information, including footage from nearby businesses and dash-cameras.

Thirty-four pedestrians and five cyclists have been killed on Toronto streets so far this year, according to figures compiled by the Star.

The combined total of 39 cyclist and pedestrian deaths is the highest by this date in any year since 2007, which is the earliest available year in police data.

The Star’s traffic fatality numbers are higher than the official police count. That’s in part because Toronto police figures don’t include deadly collisions that happen on private property, such as in the parking lots of apartment buildings or malls, or on provincial 400-series highways within Toronto.

From 2007 to 2017, 46 pedestrians and cyclists were killed on Toronto streets in the month of November — the highest total for any month over that period.

Ilya Bañares is a breaking news reporter, working out of the Star’s radio room in Toronto. Follow him on Twitter: @ilyaoverseas

Bianca Bharti is a breaking news reporter, working out of the Stars radio room in Toronto. Follow her on Twitter: @biancabharti

A 59-year-old pedestrian is dead and another has serious injuries after they were hit by a vehicle in the morning rush hour near a Scarborough bus stop.

Police responded to a collision just west of the intersection of Birchmount and Ellesmere Rds. at 6:49 a.m. They found the 59-year-old woman unresponsive. She was later pronounced dead at the scene.

A man, 32, was found conscious and breathing and was transported to hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

Toronto police Sgt. Alex Crews said two TTC buses were waiting at a bus stop on Ellesmere just west of Birchmount when a vehicle approaching in the westbound curb lane on Ellesmere mounted the sidewalk.

The vehicle struck the 59-year-old woman then continued driving on the sidewalk, hitting the 32-year-old man, he said.

The vehicle continued off-road before coming to a stop in a flower bed about 40 metres west of the bus stop.

Crews said he could not confirm whether the two pedestrians were waiting to get on the bus when they were hit.

“It’s still early on in the investigation to determine whether or not there was a medical episode or a mechanical failure of the vehicle,” he said.

Ellesmere is closed between Birchmount and Rolark Dr. while police investigate. TTC vehicles are diverting at the intersection.

Police are asking for any witnesses to come forward with information, including footage from nearby businesses and dash-cameras.

Thirty-four pedestrians and five cyclists have been killed on Toronto streets so far this year, according to figures compiled by the Star.

The combined total of 39 cyclist and pedestrian deaths is the highest by this date in any year since 2007, which is the earliest available year in police data.

The Star’s traffic fatality numbers are higher than the official police count. That’s in part because Toronto police figures don’t include deadly collisions that happen on private property, such as in the parking lots of apartment buildings or malls, or on provincial 400-series highways within Toronto.

From 2007 to 2017, 46 pedestrians and cyclists were killed on Toronto streets in the month of November — the highest total for any month over that period.

Ilya Bañares is a breaking news reporter, working out of the Star’s radio room in Toronto. Follow him on Twitter: @ilyaoverseas

Bianca Bharti is a breaking news reporter, working out of the Stars radio room in Toronto. Follow her on Twitter: @biancabharti