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Pedestrian dies after being hit by garbage truck driver in midtown Toronto

A woman died after being struck by a garbage truck in midtown Toronto Thursday, police say. (Prasanjeet Choudhury/CBC - image credit)
A woman died after being struck by a garbage truck in midtown Toronto Thursday, police say. (Prasanjeet Choudhury/CBC - image credit)

A woman is dead after being hit by the driver of a garbage truck in midtown Toronto on Thursday afternoon, Toronto police say.

In a news release on Thursday, police said it happened in the area of St. Clair Avenue and Winona Drive. Officers were called to the area at 12:46 p.m.

Insp. Peter Wehby of Toronto police told reporters at the scene that the woman was in her 50s, and she was hit by the truck while on a crosswalk in the area.

"The driver of the garbage truck did remain on scene," he said, adding that officers are now trying to notify the woman's next of kin.

Police said in the release that the garbage truck was travelling west on St. Clair Avenue West toward Winona Drive, approached the intersection and struck the woman as the driver made a right hand turn onto Winona Drive northbound.

The pedestrian was walking on the north side cross walk when she was struck. She suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced on the scene. The driver did not suffer any injuries, police said.

According to Wehby, police have video of the incident and witness statements.

Police are appealing to local residents, businesses, drivers, or pedestrians who may have witnessed the collision or have security or dash camera footage of the area or incident, to contact them.