Jun 17, 2009 07:13 PM
Comments on this story (1) Jesse McLean Staff Reporter - The Star
An elderly man is dead after he was struck by a truck during a hit-and-run in the city's west end, police said.
Witnesses told police the 78-year-old man was walking along Keele St. near Dundas Ave. just after 5 p.m. when he fell onto the road.
"He was walking with a cane. Apparently, he fell backwards onto Keele," said Const. Mig Roberts.
He was hit by the truck, which then continued northbound on Keele.
The man was taken to St. Michel's Hospital with severe head injuries, where he later died.
Police are describing the suspect vehicle as a white cargo truck.
There were initial reports the man had been pushed onto the roadway. However, police are not currently looking for suspects on the ground.
"There's nothing indicating (he was pushed). That hasn't been confirmed," Roberts said.
Keele is currently closed between Dundas and Annette St.