UPDATE: Six pedestrians hit by vehicles during Friday morning rush
Six pedestrians were hit by vehicles during Friday morning's rush, five of the cases coming in the span of 90 minutes
Const. Clint Stibbe says rainy and dark conditions during a time of high pedestrian traffic contributed to the crashes.
One person is in life-threatening condition after a crash at Dufferin St and Steeles Ave W. Another person was injured in a hit and run near Albion Rd and Finch Ave W. Police are looking for the driver of a white pickup truck.
A two-year-old child was also bumped by a Jeep near Jane St and Harding Ave, north of Trethewey Dr.
There were three more crashes, at Finch Ave E and McCowan Rd, Sheppard Ave E and Burbank Dr, east of Bayview Ave and outside the Shangri-La Hotel on University Ave.
Stibbe says all road users need to work together.
"Road safety is a shared responsibility. Whether you're a driver, cyclist or pedestrian communication is key. Do not assume that one person sees the other," Stibbe said Friday. "Slow down, pay attention and take that second look in order to make the commute a safe one.
As of October 31, 1,418 pedestrians have been hit by vehicles this year. That's down from 1,530 over the same period last year.