Pedestrian killed after 2-car crash in Scarborough

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Police say two cars crashed at the intersection forcing one of them to veer off the road and strike a pedestrian. The victim died in hospital. (Susan Goodspeed/CBC - image credit)
Police say two cars crashed at the intersection forcing one of them to veer off the road and strike a pedestrian. The victim died in hospital. (Susan Goodspeed/CBC - image credit)

A 38-year-old pedestrian was standing on the corner of a Scarborough intersection when he was killed by a car that careened onto the sidewalk after its driver hit a turning vehicle, Toronto police said.

The victim hasn't been identified at this time.

Police said the crash happened near the intersection of Warden Avenue and Comstock Road at around 3:11 p.m.

On Friday, police issued a news release outlining what investigators believe led to the man's death.

One driver was southbound on Warden Avenue and hit another driver who was trying to turn left onto Comstock, police said. Their vehicle then veered onto the sidewalk, striking the pedestrian who was on the southwest corner of the wide, suburban intersection.

Susan Goodspeed/CBC
Susan Goodspeed/CBC

The man was trapped under a vehicle before a tow truck driver helped free him, police said.

Paramedics raced the man to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Toronto police said this is the 28th traffic-related fatality of 2022. At least 14 of those who have been killed on Toronto's roads were pedestrians.

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