April 13, 2017 5:57 am
Updated: April 13, 2017 7:00 am

Woman dead, man injured after crash in Toronto

Emergency crews respond to a fatal collision on Cummer Ave. on April 13, 2017.

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A woman is dead and a man was taken to hospital with serious injuries following a single-vehicle crash in Toronto overnight.

Police said emergency crews arrived on scene just before 2 a.m. on Cummer Avenue at Snowcrest Avenue between Bayview Avenue and Leslie Street.

Const. Clint Stibbe said a passerby located the vehicle which appeared to have struck the side of a bridge abutment.

“It appears there was no braking prior to the vehicle striking the bridge abutment,” Stibbe said.

“We’re going to have to look at the vehicle to determine whether or not there was a mechanical failure with the motor prior to the collision or if it was in fact driver error.”

Police said a 25-year-old female driver was pronounced dead in hospital. Stibbe said she was not wearing a seat belt.

The male passenger in his 30s was transported to a trauma centre with broken bones.

“She was not wearing a seat belt. It appears the passenger was,” Stibbe said. “Would the seat belt have saved her life? With any luck it would have, but it definitely saved the life of the passenger.”

There’s no word yet on the cause of the collision.

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