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Personal Injury Collision #47/2021,
Lawrence Avenue West and Duplex Avenue area

Broadcast time: 07:00
Date: Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Unit: Traffic Services
Phone: 416-808-1900
Case #: 2021-1960285

On Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at 1:58 p.m., police received a report of a personal injury collision involving a Toronto Transit Commission bus and a pedestrian near Lawrence Avenue West and Duplex Avenue.

It is reported that:

- a 43-year-old driver was operating a Toronto Transit Commission bus eastbound on Lawrence Avenue West, west of Duplex Avenue

- an 86-year-old pedestrian was standing on the south sidewalk of Lawrence Avenue West

- the pedestrian entered the roadway, resulting in a collision with the passing bus

- as a result, the pedestrian suffered life-threatening injuries and was transported to hospital.

The investigation is ongoing by members of Traffic Services.

Police are asking local residents, business and drivers, who may have security or dash camera footage of the area or incident to contact investigators.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1900, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes or Google Play.

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Constable Alex Li, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Fas Butt, Traffic Services, for Superintendent Scott Baptist, Traffic Services