January 18, 2019 12:42 am
Updated: January 18, 2019 1:27 am

Man dead in downtown Toronto after being struck by garbage truck that left scene: police

The collision on Bathurst Street happened at around 9:20 p.m.

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Toronto police say they’re searching for the driver of a garbage truck after a man was struck and killed in the city’s downtown Thursday evening.

Officials said emergency crews were called to Bathurst and Lennox streets, just south of Bloor Street West, at around 9:20 p.m. with reports of a collision.

The man, who police said is believed to be in his 60s, was found without vital signs. He was later pronounced dead at the scene.

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In an update released on Twitter Thursday night, investigators said a dark green garbage truck was involved.

The collision came less than an hour and a half after a female pedestrian was struck by a vehicle near Warden Avenue and Danforth Road.

Police said the woman was in life-threatening condition as of Wednesday night. Officers said the driver of the vehicle failed to remain at that scene.

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Anyone with video, or information about either incident, is asked to call police at 416-808-1900 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.

Meanwhile, earlier this week, a woman sleeping in a downtown alley was fatally struck by a reversing garbage truck. The driver remained at the scene.

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