Apr 09, 2009 05:13 PM
Jesse McLean Staff Reporter - Toronto Star
A 65-year-old woman is still in critical condition after her motorized scooter crashed into some landscaping rocks in Etobicoke Wednesday, tipping her vehicle into the street where he was struck by a garbage truck.
The woman was driving her scooter northbound on Prince Edward Dr. near Government Rd., in the Kingsway neighbourhood, around 2:20 p.m. when she clipped some rocks bordering the sidewalk.
Her scooter fell over and she was hit by a passing garbage truck.
"At this point, I don't know if the driver could have avoided it. The investigation is ongoing," said Sgt. Tim Burrows.
She was taken to St. Joseph's hospital with life-threatening injuries. She has since been transferred to Sunnybrook.
Burrows said as residents age, the city's going to see more people using scooters and other motorized personal vehicles.
"For safety reasons ... it's something drivers, pedestrians, everybody will have to keep our eyes open for," he said.