Man struck by cement truck suffers life-threatening injuries: Toronto police

A photo from the scene at Keele Street and Lawrence Avenue West. Morganne Campbell / Global News

Toronto police say a pedestrian has life-threatening injuries after being hit by a cement truck in the city’s north-west end on Wednesday morning.

Emergency crews were called to Keele Street and Lawrence Avenue West just before 11 a.m. for reports of a collision.

Police said a 60-year-old man was driving a Mack cement truck eastbound on Lawrence Avenue West and turned to go southbound onto Keele Street when a 24-year-old pedestrian crossing within a marked crosswalk was struck.

Paramedics and police said the man was rushed via an emergency run to hospital in life-threatening condition.

The driver of the cement truck remained on scene, police said.

Police are asking anyone with information or video of the incident to contact investigators at 416-808-1900 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.

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