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Woman dies after being pinned under Canada Post truck in Scarborough

A 74-year-old woman has died after being struck by a Canada Post truck near Eglinton Avenue East and Birchmount Road.

The pedestrian, in her 70s, died in hospital after she was hit by a Canada Post delivery truck

Toronto police are investigating after a woman in her 70s was fatally struck by a mail truck near Eglinton Avenue and Birchmount Road on Tuesday. (Global News)

A 74-year-old woman died after being struck by a Canada Post delivery truck near Eglinton Avenue East and Birchmount Road. 

Paramedics rushed her to hospital, where she died of her injuries.

Toronto police say they received the call around 6:15 p.m. for reports of a person pinned under a truck.

According to a news release, police said she was attempting to cross Eglinton Avenue East, west of Rosemount Drive, when she was struck by a westbound van that was driven by a 45-year-old man. 

Officers closed Eglinton Avenue East to traffic in both directions from Birchmount Road to Ionview Road but the road has since re-opened.


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