Apr 20, 2009 07:26 PM
Alex Cooper Precious Yutangco Staff Reporters - Toronto Star
An 85-year-old man is dead after being struck by a school bus near High Park this afternoon.
The minibus was heading east on High Park Blvd. and was making a left turn onto Roncesvalles Ave. when it struck the pedestrian, who was at a crosswalk and had the right of way, according to Sgt. Tim Burrows of Toronto police traffic services.
Emergency crews arrived at the scene at around 1:30 p.m., where they found the victim unconscious but breathing, he said.
Sgt. Allan Finlay of traffic services said the victim suffered "massive head injuries" and was pronounced dead at around 6 p.m.
There were no children in the vehicle.
Roncesvalles was closed for the afternoon while police investigated but has since re-opened.
"The investigation is still really early. There's no word on any charges at this point in time," Burrows said.
Witnesses are asked to contact traffic services at (416) 808-1900.