A 15-year-old boy struck while crossing Kennedy Road Dec. 20 has become the third Scarborough pedestrian to die in December.
The teenager died on Friday of injuries he sustained in the accident, Toronto police said in a release.
A 1998 Chevrolet pick-up truck heading southbound on Kennedy hit the boy at 8:15 p.m. as he stood in the centre turn lane approaching Treverton Drive, a street north of Eglinton Avenue.
This was the 44th fatal collision on a Toronto road in 2012, but December saw a string of serious or fatal accidents involving pedestrians in Scarborough.
The city’s 42nd fatality is a 68-year-old man was killed Dec. 18 at 9:45 p.m. crossing Kingston Road at Beechgrove Drive.
A westbound Infiniti struck the man as he tried crossing from Kingston from the south on the west side of the intersection, and police said he was pronounced dead at the scene.
The city’s 43rd fatality was another man of 68, struck and killed by an eastbound Mazda in the centre median lane of Sheppard Avenue west of Kennedy Road just before 8 a.m. on Dec. 20.
Police are still asking witnesses to any of these collisions to report significant information by calling 43 Division at 416-808-1900 or through Crime Stoppers at 416-222-TIPS (8477).
Meanwhile, another pedestrian, a man of 74, suffered “life-threatening injuries” on Dec. 27 as he tried crossing Lawrence Avenue East from the north side at 6:29 p.m.
A westbound Chevrolet Impala struck the pedestrian in the passing lane west of Morningside Avenue, police said.