Toronto

59-year-old man dead after he was struck by vehicle in Scarborough

A 59-year-old man died after he was struck by a vehicle in Scarborough on Tuesday night, Toronto police say.

Collision occurred on Lawrence Avenue East, vehicle remained on the scene, police say

A man in his 50s was rushed to hospital with critical injuries on Tuesday night after he was struck by a vehicle in Scarborough. He later died. The driver remained on the scene. Police are investigating. (Jeremy Cohn/CBC)

A 59-year-old man died after he was struck by a vehicle in Scarborough on Tuesday night, Toronto police say.

Police said the collision occurred on Lawrence Avenue East near Ainsdale Road, which is east of Warden Avenue. Emergency crews were called to the scene at about 8 p.m.

In a news release, police say the man was struck while crossing Lawrence Avenue East on foot at the same time a 58-year-old driver in a Ford F150 pickup was turning right onto Lawrence from Ainsdale Road.

Police say the driver remained at the scene.

Toronto paramedics rushed the man to a trauma centre. He died on route around 8:30 p.m., police say.

Toronto police's traffic reconstruction team was on the scene.

The investigation is ongoing.

Police are asking anyone who may have security or dash camera footage of the incident to come forward.