Cyclist struck and killed by streetcar in Toronto’s east end

Police investigate the scene of a fatal pedestrian collision at Broadview Ave. and Queen St. on Oct. 8, 2018. Global News

A male cyclist is dead after being pinned underneath a streetcar in Toronto’s east end Monday evening.

The incident happened around 8 p.m. in the area of Broadview Avenue and Queen Street East.

Toronto paramedics said the 61-year-old victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Toronto police originally reported that a cyclist had been struck and later said it was a pedestrian instead. But in an update released Tuesday evening, police said the victim was riding a bicycle when he fell to the ground and was hit by the streetcar.

The area was closed for the investigation but has since reopened.

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