Witnesses sought after teen girl killed by TTC bus
WATCH: Mourners gathering at the intersection of Neilson and Finch Sunday evening where Amaria Diljohn was killed shortly after exiting her bus.
TORONTO – Toronto police are seeking witnesses after a city transit bus struck and killed a 14-year-old girl Friday night.
Police say the girl, identified as Amaria Diljohn, was crossing a street at Finch Avenue East at Neilson Road when she was struck by a Toronto Transit Commission bus as it made a right turn.
She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police say the bus, which was being driven by a 27-year-old man, failed to remain at the scene of the collision.
The TTC says the driver is being interviewed by police and that the transit agency is co-operating with the investigation.
TTC CEO Andy Byford said during a press conference Monday the TTC will make security camera footage from the bus available to the police.
“Anything the police ask for, they will get,” he said.
It says video from the bus has been downloaded to help investigators and that the “thoughts and prayers” of the TTC go out to the girl’s family.
The Amalgamated Transit Union, which represents Toronto transit workers, issued a statement saying it was “shocked and devastated by the teen’s death.
With a file from The Canadian Press