Apr 11, 2009 04:30 AM
Adrian Morrow STAFF REPORTER - Toronto Star
A 91-year-old woman has died a week after being hit by a car while driving a motorized scooter.
Shortly before 2:30 p.m. April 3, a Mazda was trying to turn from Wellesley St. E. to head south on Jarvis St. and pulled into the intersection. As the light turned red, the car turned left to clear the intersection.
The car hit the woman, who was crossing Jarvis St. in the crosswalk.
She was taken to hospital and treated for what were at first thought to be minor injuries. However, her condition deteriorated and she died yesterday.
Police are still investigating the crash and are asking anyone who can help them to call 416-808-1900 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 416-222-TIPS (8477).
The woman is Toronto's 11th traffic death of 2009.
Editors Note - This is the second serious collision involving motorized mobility id scooters this week. All road users need to be more aware and alert to non conventional modes of transportation.
Left turns are leading to a series of serious collisions this year. There is no reason for this othere than drivers not looking and scanning properly before commencing turn. Pay attention!