Pedestrian hit and killed by vehicle in Scarborough

Pedestrian hit and killed by vehicle in Scarborough

A woman was hit by a vehicle and killed in Scarborough Monday evening, Toronto police say.

Officers responded to reports of an injured pedestrian near Ellesmere and Neilson Rds. shortly after 6:20 p.m. A woman who is believed to be in her 40s suffered serious injuries and her vital signs were absent, paramedics said.

She died at the scene.

The driver of the vehicle is co-operating with investigators, Toronto police Const. Allyson Douglas-Cook said.

Ellesmere Rd. was closed between Neilson Rd. and Morningside Ave. for an extended period of time while police investigated.

Thirty-six pedestrians and five cyclists have been killed on Toronto streets so far this year, according to figures compiled by the Star.

The combined total of 41 cyclist and pedestrian deaths is the highest by this date in any year since 2007, which is the earliest available year in police data.

The Star’s traffic fatality numbers are higher than the official police count. That’s in part because Toronto police figures don’t include deadly collisions that happen on private property, such as in the parking lots of apartment buildings or malls, or on provincial 400-series highways within Toronto.

November is often one of the worst months for traffic collisions in the city.

From 2007 to 2017, 46 pedestrians and cyclists were killed on Toronto streets in the month of November — the highest total for any month over that period.

Claire Floody is a breaking news reporter, working out of the Star’s radio room in Toronto. Follow her on Twitter: @claire_floody

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