A 32-year-old man was struck and killed by a vehicle in Ajax Tuesday night.
The incident happened around 9:30 p.m. on Rossland Road West and Westney Road North.
Durham Regional Police said a Nissan Versa was travelling eastbound on Rossland Road when a male pedestrian appeared on the roadway and was hit.
“The motorist indicated that he just, sort of, appeared out of nowhere,” Durham Regional Police spokesperson Dave Selby told Global News. “It was dark at the time.”
Police said the man was transported to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The driver of the vehicle remained on scene.
There’s no word yet if any charges will be laid.
Police are still investigating the incident and offered safety tips.
“Make sure you cross the street at lighted intersections where people can see you,” Selby said, adding the use of reflective tape is beneficial.
“If in doubt, make sure you look at the motorist and see the motorist see you.”
Anyone with information about this incident or witnessed the collision is asked to call Det. Const. Limb of the Traffic Services Branch at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5226.
— With files from Jasmine Pazzano
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