Woman, 67, critical after Oakridge hit-and-run
Joshua Freeman, CP24.com
Published Thursday, January 17, 2019 7:35PM EST
Last Updated Thursday, January 17, 2019 9:50PM EST
A 67-year-old woman has been rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries after being struck by a vehicle in Scarborough’s Oakridge neighbourhood.
It happened at Danforth Road and Patterson Avenue shortly before 7 p.m.
Toronto police said the woman was walking along Danforth Road on the sidewalk and was crossing at Patterson Ave. when she was struck.
“As she was crossing the side street of Patterson Avenue, an SUV, dark in colour, was also travelling northeasterly on Danforth Road,” Sgt. Carm Zambri told CP24 at the scene. “The SUV made a left turn and came in contact with the pedestrian within the intersection. Shortly thereafter, the SUV left the scene.”
The woman was found unconscious at the scene and was rushed to a trauma centre in critical condition.
Zambri said the SUV was last seen driving off in a northeast direction on Danforth Road.
Police are canvassing the area for witnesses and are appealing to the driver of the vehicle to come forward.
“It would be in their best interest to turn themselves in as soon as possible,” Zambri said.
Area roads have been closed down as police investigate the incident.