Boy riding bicycle hit by pickup truck seriously injured north of the Junction: police
Toronto police say an 11-year-old boy riding his bicycle suffered life-threatening injuries after being struck by a vehicle north of the city’s Junction neighbourhood Tuesday afternoon.
Officers said they received a call shortly after 4 p.m. for reports of a collision at Northland Avenue and Weston Road.
Police said a 53-year-old man driving a Chevrolet Silverado was travelling eastbound on Northland Avenue and came to a stop at a red light at Weston Road. When the light turned green, the driver began to make a left-hand turn onto Weston Road, police said.
Investigators said at the same time, the child rode his bicycle through the intersection in the north pedestrian crosswalk of Northland Avenue, going from the east side to the west side of Weston Road.
The driver then hit the boy, according to police.
Images from the scene show a bicycle partially underneath the front end of pickup truck.
Police said the driver of the vehicle remained on scene. There is no word on what charges, if any, are pending.
Investigators are asking anyone who may have security or dash camera footage to contact police.
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