Woman charged after elderly pedestrian killed by car west of Toronto
Published Saturday, February 23, 2013 8:05AM EST
GEORGETOWN, Ont. -- A woman has been charged with two traffic offences after an elderly pedestrian was struck and killed by a car west of Toronto.
Police say Patricia McCarthy, 89, was thrown several metres when she was struck by a Ford Focus while crossing the street just after noon last Dec. 17 in the community of Georgetown.
They say McCarthy suffered life-threatening injuries and was rushed to a Toronto hospital, where she died three days later.
Police have charged 37-year-old Jennifer Unsworth, of Georgetown, with careless driving and driving with a hand-held communications device.
Unsworth is scheduled to appear in court Mar. 25.