A man was hit and killed by a hit-and-run driver in Scarborough on Saturday, police say.
The victim was taken to Scarborough General Hospital, where he died a short time later.
A 37-year-old man has been charged with the death of the 39-year-old man. The man is expected to appear in court on Monday.
The Toronto Police Service said in a press release on Sunday morning that they received an emergency call at 10:45 p.m. on Saturday night, and found the victim lying on the road with a serious leg injury.
The victim’s name and age have not been released by police.
Investigators say they believe that the driver of the pickup truck was in a parking lot of a private business when the collision took place.
The same information has also been released in a police tweet.
As police search for the driver who hit and killed a man on Knoll Street North in #Scarborough, remind everyone to drive sober and be aware of your surroundings. pic.twitter.com/rwzV43SqB3 — Toronto Police OPS (@TPSOperations) August 5, 2018
Our officers are investigating a serious collision in #Scarborough where a pedestrian has died after being struck by a vehicle at 11:40pm on Saturday. The area is closed to motorists while police continue their investigation. Please avoid the area if possible — Toronto Police OPS (@TPSOperations) August 5, 2018
Please avoid an area on Ontario St. between Cobourg St. and Kildonan Rd. and look out for injured and at-risk pedestrians. The area is closed to traffic while police investigate. — Toronto Police OPS (@TPSOperations) August 5, 2018
There were 29 traffic collisions in Scarborough in 2018, according to the Toronto Police.