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Pedestrian dies after being struck by street sweeper truck in Toronto


A pedestrian is dead after being struck by a City of Toronto street sweeper truck in North York Tuesday morning.

Toronto police responded to reports of a collision in the area of Lawrence Avenue East and Leslie Street shortly after 9 a.m.

Police say an 85-year-old woman was walking east along Tremont Crescent when a street sweeper struck the pedestrian.

The woman sustained fatal injuries and she was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver, a 39-year-old man, remained at the scene and was taken to hospital to be assessed.

"The driver was very distraught and as a result was transported to hospital and is currently there under medical care at this time," Inspector Jeff Bassingthwaite told reporters at the scene.

It is unclear if the truck was cleaning the street at the time of the collision.

The City of Toronto says it is "cooperating fully with the police and their investigation."

"Our thoughts are with the victim’s family, as well as our employee, at this very difficult time," a city spokesperson wrote in a statement to CP24.

Police are asking anyone with information or security or dash camera footage to contact them at 416-808-1900 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416 222-8477. Top Stories

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