Pedestrian struck and killed in Scarborough

A woman is dead after she was struck by a vehicle near Midland and Sheppard avenues in Scarborough on Wednesday morning, authorities say.

Paramedics raced to the scene around 11:30 a.m., but the woman was pronounced dead.

Police said initial reports suggest the woman was hit by a truck at the intersection. It’s unclear if the driver remained at the scene of the collision.

The intersection has been shut down while police investigate. Motorists are being urged to avoid the area.

The deadly crash is the second in 24 hours involving a pedestrian. On Tuesday evening, a man was struck and killed in North York.

Toronto police statistics show 42 Division, where the collision took place, has the highest number of fatal road collisions in the entire city.

Meanwhile, the city continues to struggle with pedestrian fatalities despite its Vision Zero plan to eliminate all traffic-related deaths. Police stats show 17 pedestrians have died in Toronto in 2019.

It’s unclear if that number reflects the most recent fatalities.

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