A woman has died after being struck by a City of Toronto garbage truck in North York on Wednesday, according to city officials.
On Tuesday, July 16, just after 2 pm, the Toronto police responded to a call for a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle in the area of Cliffwood Road and Don Mills Road.
Police said the garbage truck, which was being operated by a 49-year-old man, was travelling east on Cliffwood Road and made a left turn to travel north on Barkwood Crescent.
At the same time, a 68-year-old woman was walking in the area and was struck by the garbage truck.
According to police, the woman was transported to a hospital but was later pronounced dead.
— Toronto Police OPS (@TPSOperations) July 16, 2019
While police were investigating the incident, Cliffwood Road was closed from Barkwood Crescent to Don Mills Road.
City spokesperson Brad Ross later confirmed that the woman was struck and killed by a City of Toronto vehicle.
“The city offers its deepest condolences to the victim’s family,” Ross said Tuesday evening, saying the city is cooperating with police in their investigation.
A pedestrian was struck and killed today by a City of Toronto vehicle. Police continue to investigate, with the city’s full cooperation. It looks forward to understanding the circumstances that led to this tragedy. The City offers its deepest condolences to the victim’s family.
— Brad Ross (@bradrossTO) July 16, 2019
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Police are now asking local residents, business, and drivers, who may have security or dash-camera footage of the area or incident, to contact investigators.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1900, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), or online.