Toronto woman, 71, dies after being struck by TTC bus in Scarborough
A 71-year-old woman has died following a collision with a TTC bus in Scarborough Tuesday morning, police said.
Toronto police responded to a collision at Midland Avenue and Eglinton Avenue East just before 11 a.m. Paramedics said the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.
Yohanathan Balasingam, the brother of the victim, identified her as Kamadchipillai Sivaloganathan.
“I was told that when she was about to get off from the bus she lost her balance,” he said. “And she actually fell down on the road.”
He said she was then struck by the bus and a van on the road.
Balasingam said his sister would attend a temple at Victoria Park Avenue and Lawrence Avenue East every Tuesday.
“Today also she went there,” he said. “She came back and on the way, it happened.”
Balasingam said the family was “shocked” to hear the news of Sivaloganathan’s death, adding she lived in the area for more than 15 years and had a son who lived in Ajax, Ont.
Toronto police Sgt. Brett Moore said police are awaiting surveillance video from the bus, but are appealing for witnesses to speak with investigators.
Moore said the bus stop was clearly marked and investigators have collected evidence at the scene to determine how the collision occurred.
“This is a senior member of community that has passed away today and it is a tragedy,” he said. “We’re working towards prevention and finding out exactly what happened.”
Police said road closures are in effect on Eglinton Avenue East from Midland Avenue to Kennedy Road.
With files from Jeremy Cohn
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