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article imageMultiple collisions across GTA kill two pedestrians, injure 9

By Alexandra Christopoulos     Nov 2, 2012 in Crime
Toronto - Police are continuing to investigate a string of collisions that injured 11 pedestrians , including two who had been struck fatally, in separate crashes across the Greater Toronto Area, in a single day.
A few of the cases, so far, have been deemed hit and runs.The crashes began on Wednesday evening and carried into the day on Thursday, during a 24-hour period. Two of the victims are also children under 10.
The Toronto Star reported a man in his thirties was first hit by a vehicle on Wednesday evening, around 7p.m., at the intersection of Gerrard St. E and Sherbourne St. The collision sent his wheelchair sprawling and broke the man's leg.
City News reported a 30-year-old man was killed after being hit by a car in Richmond Hill, on Yonge St., between Stoufville and King Rds. York Regional Police say they believe the victim was killed in a hit and run and responded to a call from the driver of a black Honda, who'd struck the man again, but did not see the body on the dark patch of road at about 3:30 a.m.
Responding to the call, a police cruiser also hit the man, requiring the province's Special Investigations Unit to become involved, which investigates serious incidents with the police.
During the early morning commute, a 33-year-old woman from Toronto was also struck and killed in another crash on Lawrence Avenue W, near Dufferin St., at about 7 a.m. The woman, who was identified as Neiky Pardo, was believed to be running across the street to catch a bus when she was hit by a car traveling westbound, and then struck again, by oncoming traffic in the east lane. She died on scene, and was a married mother with children.
It is unconfirmed, according to police, whether motorists failed to stop to help Pardo, or continued driving around her body.
Shortly thereafter, four more people were hit in further incidents. At least two were sent to hospital with serious injuries, the Toronto Star confirmed.
And again, at around 3:45 p.m., a woman, along with both of her children, were hit after two cars collided at Bathurst St. and St. Clair Ave. The mother and her children, who are under the age of 10, were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
In Vaughan, at 6: 30 p.m., a woman was struck on Broomlands Dr. and Whitefaulds Rd.
The stretch of incidents raised the total of pedestrian related fatalities to 19 in 2012, compared to 18 in 2011, said Const. Clint Sibble, of Toronto Traffic Services.
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