Police are on the scene where a 41-year-old pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in North York on Thursday. She has sustained serious injuries.
The victim was injured in a collision involving an eastbound car travelling at an intersection when the vehicle did not stop, according to police, and the pedestrian was found injured on a stretch of sidewalk just east of Metcalfe Street and Brampton Road.
City of Toronto employees assisted the victim with rendering aid before emergency responders arrived.
Witnesses reported that the victim was in the eastbound lane of Metcalfe Street at the intersection of Brampton Road when she was struck by a car.
“I thought she was asleep, and then I heard a scream,” David Hoaggan told CTV Toronto. “When I looked down I saw the woman and some gentleman standing over her.”
The person seen holding the woman was then detained by emergency responders and police.
Passersby flagged down emergency responders who were already responding to a separate single vehicle collision when they discovered the injured woman.
“There’s two people, the first female left first, the second one next,” one witness said, referring to the victim.
“It was not good. The first lady was bleeding from her head and she seemed to be in shock.”
Police have not confirmed whether the incident was an accident, or a “hit and run” incident.
The driver remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators. No charges have been laid.
The victim was conscious and alert when she was taken to hospital and remained there Friday.
Metcalfe Street was closed eastbound from Ovington Drive to Bellevue Ave for the duration of the police investigation.