Pedestrian struck by dump truck driver after getting off Bathurst streetcar

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Pedestrian struck by dump truck driver after getting off Bathurst streetcar


A pedestrian was injured Tuesday morning when she was struck by a dump truck driver after getting off a TTC streetcar, Toronto police say.

The collision happened at Bathurst and Ulster Sts., a block south of Central Technical School, around 8:40 a.m.

The woman was exiting from a streetcar moving south on Bathurst when she was struck by a dump truck in the right-hand lane, police said.

Paramedics rushed the victim to the hospital. Police later said the injuries weren’t life-threatening.

Police are warning of delays in the area and encouraging commuters to take alternate routes.

The driver of the dump truck remained on scene and is cooperating with the investigation, police said.

Just last week, a 54-year-old pedestrian was killed after being struck by a cement truck while crossing the road near Yonge St. and Eglinton Ave. E. She died at the scene, police said.

Nine of the 26 pedestrians killed on Toronto roads this year died in collisions involving heavy trucks, according to the Star’s traffic death count.

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They included a 40-year-old man struck by the driver of a dump truck in North York, a woman in her late 70s run over by a transport truck driver in Scarborough, and a 58-year-old woman crushed by a reversing garbage truck in an alleyway downtown.

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Jacob Lorinc

Jacob Lorinc is a breaking news reporter, working out of the Star’s radio room in Toronto. Follow him on Twitter: @jacoblorinc





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