A 73-year-old man is dead after being struck by a motorist in Mississauga. It was the third pedestrian fatality in the Greater Toronto Area on Monday.
Peel Regional Police tweeted that the collision occurred around 7 p.m. near Hurontario Street and Eglinton Avenue East. The driver remained on scene, and the pedestrian was taken to hospital in life-threatening condition before being pronounced dead.
Police closed Eglinton Avenue from Hurontario Street to Sorrento Drive on Monday night.
All three of the GTA’s pedestrian fatalities on Monday were seniors. In Toronto, a 74-year-old man and an 83-year-old woman were struck and killed in separate collisions within four hours of each other.
Less than three hours later, another pedestrian in Peel Region was struck by a driver. The female victim was struck in Brampton near Kennedy Road and Queen Street. She was taken to a trauma centre and the driver, who remained on scene, was arrested for impaired driving.
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