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Thursday, December 9, 2021

Collision near Silverthorn severely injured a male pedestrian; driver runs away from the scene

Toronto police are looking for the driver who ran away from the scene leaving the critically injured person at the spot.

A vehicle hit two parked vehicles near Silverthorn on Friday evening, severely injuring a male pedestrian. Toronto police are in search of the driver who fled the scene after the collision leaving the injured unattended.

Emergency crews reached out the crash by 8 p.m. in the area of Old Weston Road and Rowntree Avenue.

It was reported by Toronto police Sgt. Michael Taylor that a vehicle travelling north hit two parked vehicles and a pedestrian with dangerous injuries.

An investigation is carried out by Toronto police for a collision that left a pedestrian with life-threatening injuries. Paramedics stated the pedestrian was shifted to a trauma centre in a life-threatening condition.

“We’re still looking at the sequence of events that occurred today and which vehicles came in contact with which vehicles when,” Taylor mentioned. “We’re waiting for a collision reconstructionist to attend, which will enable us to get a better idea of what exactly occurred tonight.”

Police stated the driver was not yet caught after he ran away from the scene. The vehicle involved in the collision is believed to have been stolen, police said. Also, Police requested that “anyone that was in the area that witnessed this or anyone that drove by that would have a dashcam that would be helpful — we’d appreciate if you could call Traffic Services or Crime Stoppers.”

Source: CP24

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