UPDATE: Numerous Pedestrians Struck in Toronto
Toronto Police are warning drivers and pedestrians to be careful after seven pedestrians were struck on Monday morning.
In one incident a woman and her child had a close call after she was hit by a vehicle while pushing the child in a stroller at Don Mills Rd. and Havenbrook Blvd. near the 401.
The child was unharmed, while the mother suffered minor injuries.
Police say the driver has been charged with careless driving.
In another incident, an 83-year-old man was taken to hospital with serious injuries after he was struck at Kennedy and Merrian Rds.
Constable Clint Stibbe with Toronto Police Traffic Services says the common factor in all the collisions were pedestrians wearing dark colored clothing.
"A number of the calls this morning are making reference to the pedestrians wearing dark clothing whick makes them less obvious to drivers in particular as they are navigating the roadway. I'm not saying the fault lies entirely on the pedestrians, the onus is on the driver to ensure that their movements are made safely," says Stibbe.
Stibbe says pedestrians can purchase reflective patches that they can put on their jackets if they don't own bright colored ones.