Driver hit and killed pedestrian on Scarborough street, police say

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. — 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.

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