Witnesses sought after woman killed by storm debris
Repair crews struggle with a sign in inclement weather after strong storm winds caused a piece of a sign to fall, killing one, in Toronto on Oct. 29, 2012. A spokesman said witnesses reported the woman was struck while walking through a parking lot as winds gusted around 65 kilometres per hour. (The Canadian Press/Victor Biro)
Chris Kitching, cp24.com
Published Tuesday, October 30, 2012 9:46AM EDT
Toronto police are looking for witnesses after a woman was killed by falling debris during a violent storm Monday night.
Wind gusts of more than 60 kilometres-per-hour were reported when debris fell from a sign outside a Staples store on Keele Street, near St. Clair Avenue West, and struck the woman, who is in her 50’s.
In a news release, police said the woman suffered an injury to her head and neck area.
Because of unsafe weather conditions and falling debris at the scene, police moved the injured woman to a safe location, where they performed CPR with assistance from a citizen and Toronto EMS.
The woman died at the scene. Her name has not been released.
Police believe the woman was struck by a portion of the sign that was blown loose.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 416-808-1100 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).
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