May 01, 2009 02:50 PM
Thandiwe Vela Staff Reporter - The Star
A 91-year-old woman has died in hospital after being pulled from the wreckage of a five-vehicle collision with no vital signs this afternoon.
Emergency crews were called to the crash at St. Clair Ave. W. and Avenue Rd., just after 12:30 p.m.
The vehicle the victim was in was eastbound on St. Clair Ave. W. when it sideswiped a parked car, Toronto police traffic services Sgt. Tim Burrows said. It has not yet been determined what caused the driver to initially lose control but the sideswipe sent the vehicle into the back of a second parked car, triggering a chain-reaction collision involving five vehicles, Burrows said.
All four people in the vehicle were taken to hospital, and the 91-year-old victim rushed to Sunnybrook. The extent of injuries for the other three occupants has not been confirmed.
No other injuries were reported.
Traffic officers are at the scene and family has been notified, though police have not been given permission to release the name of the deceased.
Eastbound St. Clair Ave. is closed east of Avenue Rd. while police investigate, though streetcar traffic is getting through.