Driver charged months after woman fatally struck by gas truck
Police officers examine the underside of a tanker truck believed to be involved in a fatal pedestrian collision in Toronto on Friday, Nov. 27, 2015. (Janice Golding / CTV Toronto)
Published Thursday, February 11, 2016 3:12PM EST
A driver has been charged more than two months after a woman was fatally struck by a gas truck in Forest Hill.
The crash occurred at the intersection of Bathurst Street and Eglinton Avenue West, sometime before 5:40 a.m. on Nov. 27.
Police said a 45-year-old man was driving a fuel tanker truck east on Eglinton, then turned south onto Bathurst. At the same time, a 22-year-old was at the southwest corner of the intersection.
"At some point, the vehicle came in contact with the pedestrian," police said in a statement Thursday.
The driver continued south on Bathurst, where he was stopped by a witness and told of the collision. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.
Following an investigation, police have charged the driver with failure to yield to a pedestrian, careless driving and failure to stop at a red light.
Anyone with more information about the crash is asked to contact police at 416-808-1900, or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477 (TIPS).