Police seek driver after pedestrian seriously hurt in east end hit and run

Police are searching for a driver who sped from the scene after striking a pedestrian in the city’s east end on Monday.

CBC reporter spots silver car driving into Withrow Park

Toronto police's traffic services division is investigating after a man in his 50s was struck and seriously injured by a driver who fled the scene. (CBC)

Police are searching for a driver who sped from the scene after striking a pedestrian in the city's east end on Monday.

Police tweeted the collision took place near the intersection of Pape and Mortimer Avenues, just north of the Danforth, around 5:30 p.m.

Paramedics raced the injured pedestrian, a male in his 50s, to a trauma centre. Police said the man was conscious and breathing.

A CBC journalist who was in the area at the time reported seeing a silver car with major damage to its front end speeding south on Pape, being chased by two other vehicles.

The reporter said the silver vehicle then turned west on Cavell Avenue — nearly striking another pedestrian — and drove into Withrow Park, leaving tire tracks in the grass.

Police couldn't say if the two incidents are connected. 

Officers with traffic services are still investigating at the scene. 

A speeding silver vehicle drove through Withrow Park on Monday afternoon, leaving tire marks in the grass. It's possible that the driver had struck a pedestrian moments earlier. (Submitted)

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