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Woman dead after being struck by car in Regent Park, driver arrested

Click to play video: '‘Everyone is so sad and so shocked’: Friends, family grieve after woman fatally struck by vehicle in Regent Park' ‘Everyone is so sad and so shocked’: Friends, family grieve after woman fatally struck by vehicle in Regent Park
WATCH ABOVE: Family and friends of a Toronto woman are grieving after learning she had been struck by a vehicle in Regent Park. As Erica Vella reports, the woman was a mother of three and now police are looking at potential causes for the collision – Jun 20, 2019

Toronto police say a woman is dead after she was struck by a car in Regent Park Thursday afternoon.

Police said they were called to Regent Park Boulevard and Dundas Street at 1:20 p.m. for reports of a collision.

A vehicle in the area reportedly struck a fire hydrant and a pole, as well as a pedestrian, before the driver allegedly fled the scene on foot, police said.

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A police spokesperson told Global News the woman who was struck by the vehicle was severely injured and died at the scene.

Investigators said the male driver has since been arrested under suspicion of impaired driving.

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Roads were closed in the area for the police investigation.

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