According to police, a 64-year-old woman died after the shopping cart she was pushing collided with a transport truck on Finch Avenue West in North York on Tuesday afternoon.
It happened around 12:30 p.m. on Finch Avenue West near Highway 400.
According to police, a 39-year-old man was driving a transport truck west in the curb lane when it came to a halt due to traffic in the vicinity. The woman was attempting to negotiate between stopped vehicles and a construction barrier when traffic began to move again, forcing her cart to become entangled with the cargo truck, according to authorities.
“Somehow, the information that we have, is that the wheels of her cart became entangled with the rear tires of the transport truck and as a result of what had taken place the woman sustained serious injuries and unfortunately was pronounced immediately at the scene,” Insp. Kathlin Seremetkovski told CP24 later on Tuesday afternoon.
The identity of the victim has not been released pending notification of next-of-kin, though Seremetkovski said that she was “known by people in the area.”
Meanwhile, she claimed, the driver of the transport truck came to a complete stop when he realized what had happened and has been “completely cooperating” with the police inquiry.
“If somebody witnessed what happened, which is a horrible scenario as you can imagine,” Seremetkovski told CP24, “we will put them in touch with victim services to get them the assistance and supports that they may require.”
For the investigation, the westbound off ramp to Highway 400 and westbound lanes on Finch Avenue West were closed at Norfinch, however they have since reopened.