Man, 65, dead after being struck by streetcar in Chinatown

Police seek help from public in probe of pedestrian death by streetcar

Toronto police say a pedestrian who died on Friday night after being hit by a streetcar was a 65-year-old man.

Police said the man was struck and pinned under the vehicle on Spadina Avenue at Sullivan Street, north of Queen Street West, shortly after 6 p.m.

The fatal collision occurred in Toronto's Chinatown neighbourhood.

Const. Caroline de Kloet, spokesperson for the Toronto Police Service, said it's not known if charges will be laid. Traffic Services is investigating.

Toronto paramedics said the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

New streetcar involved in deadly collision

Milly Bernal, communications advisor for the Toronto Transit Commission, said the streetcar involved in the deadly collision was a 510 Spadina car. It was also a new streetcar.

Service on the route was diverted for hours.

"We are co-operating fully with the police. Of course, this incident is very concerning to us. We'll obviously be conducting an internal investigation as well," she said.

After the incident, Brad Ross, spokesperson for the Toronto Transit Commission, expressed condolences on Twitter.

"TTC's thoughts are with the victim and the victim's family, as well as our operator, this evening," Ross said.

"Police continue to investigate this tragedy."

Spadina Avenue, which was closed between Queen and Dundas Streets West for several hours as police investigated, has since been reopened. 

The 510 Spadina streetcar has also resumed its regular route.