Pedestrian critically injured after being struck by driver of vehicle at Birchmount Road and Danforth Avenue

Police have Birchmount Road heading north to Danforth Avenue closed for an investigation after a female pedestrian was struck by a vehicle earlier today. Photo by Alan Shackleton.

A female pedestrian has suffered life-threatening injuries after being struck by the driver of a vehicle in the intersection of Birchmount Road and Danforth Avenue.

The incident took place at approximately 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 19.

The driver of the vehicle involved remained at the scene, police said.

Police are investigating and there are numerous road closures in the area.

As of 1:10 p.m. Danforth Avenue was closed westbound at Kingston Road and westbound at Eastwood Avenue.

Birchmount Road is closed northbound at Rhydwen Avenue and southbound at Pinegrove Avenue.

Anyone with information is asked to call Toronto police traffic services 416-808-1900.

UPDATE: Tragically the 17-year-old girl struck by the vehicle died in hospital this afternoon, police said shortly after 2 p.m. on Oct. 19.

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