Man dies after Fallingbrook hit and run

A 35 year-old man died in hospital Saturday, two days after a driver allegedly drove into him on Fallingbrook Road.

Police investigate the scene of a serious hit-and-run accident on Fallingbrook Road north of Kingston Road on the night of Thursday, July 18. According to witnesses, a vehicle sped up to strike a man who was on the road, and then took off. The victim died as a result of his injuries in hospital on Saturday, July 20. PHOTO: John Hanley
Police investigate the scene of a serious hit-and-run accident on Fallingbrook Road north of Kingston Road on the night of Thursday, July 18. According to witnesses, a vehicle sped up to strike a man who was on the road, and then took off. The victim died as a result of his injuries in hospital on Saturday, July 20.
PHOTO: John Hanley

Witnesses told police the victim was on the road the night of Thursday, July 18 when he and the driver of a 2013 GMC Sierra pick-up truck got into an argument.

When the victim walked in front of the truck towards the driver’s door, witnesses say the driver sped up, striking the pedestrian to the ground. The driver then drove away southbound on Fallingbrook.

Thirty-year old Kyle Hazelton, of Toronto, was arrested the next day and charged with failing to stop causing bodily harm, criminal negligence causing bodily harm and dangerous driving causing bodily harm.

Toronto police are asking anyone with information to call Traffic Services at 416-808-1900 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 416-222-TIPS (8477). People can also leave anonymous tips online at www.222tips.com, on the Toronto Police Service Facebook page or by texting TOR and a message to CRIMES (274637).


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