This week, two women were hit and killed while crossing the street in Mississauga in a span of under six hours.
In one incident, a 63-year-old woman is dead after she was hit by a vehicle while crossing Dundas Street West, west of Erindale Station Road in Mississauga just before 8 p.m.
In Malton, a 79-year-old woman died after being hit by a truck on a residential street in Malton on December 4, Peel Regional Police report.
Police have closed down the T-intersection of Dorcas Street and Minotola Avenue, in the area of Goreway Drive and Derry Road.
The woman was walking along the curb on Minotola Avenue north of Dorcas around 2 p.m. when she was hit, according to Peel police.
She was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said she lived in the area, a quiet residential neighbourhood.
The driver of the vacuum truck involved stayed at the scene and is co-operating, according to police.
The intersection is closed. Peel’s major collision bureau is investigating.
This has been a rather deadly year for pedestrians in Brampton and Mississauga, there have been 11 pedestrians killed.
There seem to be two factors at play here- bad drivers who are either in a hurry and pedestrians who can often be seen scurrying across streets rather than walk to a designated crossing. Most drivers will attest to having seen jaywalkers test fate and putting the lives of all at risk by their actions. -CINEWS