A 38 year old woman has died after being struck by a vehicle near Spadina and Bremner on Tuesday afternoon.
Police say two pedestrians were struck by an SUV that mounted the sidewalk just after 2.p.m.
The woman was pronounced dead at the scene while the second person, said to be the victim’s 35 year old sister, was rushed to hospital for the treatment of non life threatening injuries.
The 48 year old driver of the SUV remained at the scene and was later taken to hospital to be treated for shock.
The circumstances surrounding the collision remain, as of yet, unclear.
Bremner had been closed to traffic from Navy Wharf to Spadina for the investigation but has since fully reopened to traffic.
Meanwhile, Mayor John Tory has issued a statement on the death, saying that he is ”deeply saddened” by it.
He added that ” as Mayor, I am committed to ensuring that all those who use our roads — pedestrians, cyclists and drivers — are safe. We are working towards zero deaths and serious injuries and this tragic incident strengthens my resolve to get there. Those who use the roads have a responsibility too. I urge drivers to slow down, stop aggressive behaviours and store their mobile devices. I would also ask cyclists and pedestrians to obey the rules of the road. ”
He also renewed his call to the provincial government to increase penalties for those who kill or injure people while driving, while also asking Toronto police to ”step up” their enforcement of distracted and dangerous driving.
It is not yet known whether charges will be laid against the driver in this case.
With files from Maria Madden.