Pedestrian struck in Scarborough dies of injuries

A pedestrian has died after being struck a vehicle near the Cedarbrae Mall in Scarborough on Friday night.

Katrina Arrogante of Toronto Police confirmed to Newstalk 1010 they received the call for a pedestrian struck at 7:14p.m. The collision happened in the intersection of Daphne Road and Greencedar Circuit, which is near Lawrence Avenue and Markham Road.

"The pedestrian was found laying on the street with severe injuries. Unfortunately the pedestrian was pronounced dead at the hospital"

The driver of the vehicle remained on scene. Police have not confirmed if any charges will be laid.

The fatality is the 11th involving a pedestrian on Toronto roads this year.

On Wednesday, Mayor John Tory called the preponderance of pedestrian deaths a crisis and said that the city cannot let the “carnage continue.”

Those remarks were made in the wake of Grade 6 student Duncan Xu being fatally struck by a vehicle shortly after leaving Kennedy Public School the day before.

Police continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding Friday night’s collision.

 

with files from CP24