Woman dies after being pinned under Canada Post truck in Scarborough
The pedestrian, in her 70s, died in hospital after she was hit by a Canada Post delivery truck
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.
Update: units are OS. They have advised, the injuries are life threatening. Eglinton Ave is closed in both directions from Birchmount to Ironview. Please avoid area. Emerg run is about to commence. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GO53420?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#GO53420</a>^adc—@TPSOperations