Toronto police say they have laid charges against a bus driver after a 71-year-old woman getting off a transit bus was hit by the vehicle.

Police say officers responded to a call just before 11 a.m. on July 18 of a collision in the city's east end.

They say the Toronto Transit Commission bus stopped to let passengers off (at Eglinton Avenue East, west of Midland Avenue) but pulled away as the woman was exiting the bus.

She was struck and later pronounced dead at the scene.

In a news release Wednesday, police say the TTC bus operator faces charges including careless driving.

The 58-year-old man of Markham, Ont., is scheduled to appear in a Toronto court on Sept. 28.