Woman struck in downtown hit-and-run dies

A woman struck in a hit-and-run in downtown Toronto earlier this month has died.

The pedestrian, 30, had been in the hospital in life threatening condition since Thursday. Police did not identify the deceased victim when asked.

She was struck by the driver of a speeding Mercedes convertible near Spadina Avenue and King Street West early Thursday morning, police said.

Police have asked for the public’s help in locating the absconding driver, who had fled the scene of the collision.

They say the vehicle is a light colored Mercedes convertible and probably has noticeable damage on the front end. Police added that the vehicle had its roof down during the incident.

Investigators are asking anyone with information or security footage to contact police at 416-808-1900 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.

Including the 30-year-old woman, 10 pedestrians have been killed on Toronto roads this year.

They are:

1. A man was struck by a driver in Scarborough on Jan. 6 and was transported to hospital in life-threatening condition and passed away the same day. The driver of the crash failed to remain on scene.

2. A 52-year-old man was hit and killed at Weston Road and Knob Hill Drive on Jan. 22. The victim was rushed to the hospital where he later passed away. The driver did not remain at the scene, but was later found and arrested.

3. An 84-year-old man was struck and killed by a driver leaving a gas station at Islington Avenue and the Queensway in Etobicoke on Jan. 28. The man was rushed to the hospital and died the same day.

4. An 80-year-old woman was struck crossing a crosswalk at College and Bay Street by a driver on Feb. 18. She was taken to hospital in life-threatening condition and succumbed to her injuries later that day.

5. A woman in her mid-20s died suffering life-threatening injuries near Airport Road in Mississauga on Feb. 21. She was rushed to a local hospital after being involved in a hit-and-run collisionwhere she was later pronounced dead.

6. A man died due to his injuries after being struck by the driver of a vehicle near Ryerson University on Mar. 6. Toronto police found the victim without vital signs and CPR was performed. He was then taken to the hospital and pronounced dead.

7. An 87-year-old man succumbed to his injuries on scene after being struck by the driver of a vehicle at Neilco Court and Dundas Street East on March 28. The driver remained on scene.

8. Two men and a woman were killed in a collision after a driver in an SUV struck two pedestrians in the crosswalk area of ​​the Lake Shore Boulevard West and Superior Avenue intersection on March 31. Reportedly, the driver crashed into a flatbed truck and was possibly thrown from the car after the two pedestrians were struck.


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