Toronto Police are hoping autopsy results, witnesses and a piece of wreckage from the scene can tell them the make and model of the vehicle someone drove away from a fatal accident on Midland Avenue.
A 42-year-old man crossing the road Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 5:20 p.m. was struck by a northbound Ford Freestar van turning into Kilcullen Castle Gate, a small street connected to Silver Star Boulevard north of Finch Avenue.
The collision threw the man into Midland’s southbound passing lane, where he was hit again by another vehicle. That vehicle failed to remain at the scene, and the pedestrian was pronounced dead.
Police asked the public to help find the missing vehicle, which they say is likely to have some front-end damage.
“We do have witnesses. We are looking for more,” Cons. Clinton Stibbe of traffic services said Wednesday.
Stibbe said police are investigating whether the level of street lighting on this stretch of Midland may have played a role in the accident, and said pedestrians crossing such roads should be aware at all times.
The pedestrian, a Toronto resident, attempted to cross Midland from west to east just a few metres south of Kilcullen Castle. There is a set of traffic lights at the intersection of Silver Star and South Shields Avenue, about 300 metres to the south.
Police want anyone with information to call Traffic Service at 416-808-1900 or Crime Stoppers at 416-222-TIPS.