A 45-year-old Whitby male was seriously injured after being struck by a motor vehicle while attempting to cross a road Tuesday evening in Whitby.
On Tuesday, November 13, 2018, at approximately 6:30 p.m., Durham Regional Police members of Central West Division responded to a motor-vehicle collision involving a pedestrian on Garden Street and Dundas Street in Whitby. A 45-year-old male pedestrian was attempting to cross the roadway when he was struck by a northbound Mazda 3 sedan. The pedestrian was thrown to the roadway, were he sustained extensive head and leg injuries. The driver of the Mazda stopped immediately but was not injured.
Region of Durham Paramedic Services and Whitby Fire & Emergency Services attended the scene and provided medical assistance to the injured pedestrian. The victim was later airlifted by Ornge to St. Mikes in Toronto with serious injuries. He is now listed in serious but stable condition.
Members of the DRPS – Collision Investigation Unit, attended the scene to conduct an investigation. The area of the roadway was closed for several hours while evidence was collected.
Anyone with information about this incident or witnessed this collision is asked to call D/Cst. Brett Rayne of the Traffic Services Branch at 905-579-1520 (toll free 1-888-579-1520) ext. 5256.