Mother and daughter dead after being hit by car in Toronto

By on September 28, 2017


A mother and her daughter were killed Wednesday night after being struck by a car in east-end Toronto. (Photo by Donnie Ray Jones/Flickr, CC BY 2.0)
A mother and her daughter were killed Wednesday night after being struck by a car in east-end Toronto. (Photo by Donnie Ray Jones/Flickr, CC BY 2.0)

TORONTO — A mother and her daughter were killed Wednesday night after being struck by a car in east-end Toronto.

Toronto police Sgt. Carm Zambri says the collision took place at around 9 p.m. (near Warden Avenue and Continental Place) as a family of four was crossing a street mid-block after having dinner at a nearby restaurant.

He says the father carried one child safely across the street, but the 34-year-old woman following behind and carrying the second child was struck by a car. The driver remained at the scene.

Zambri says either the mother or child was thrown into the opposing lanes and then struck by a second car.

He says the second car — believed to be a black Honda Civic — did not remain at the scene and police were seeking the vehicle and its driver.

Zambri says the car could be missing part of the plastic moulding on the right front side.

No names have been released and there no immediate word on possible charges.