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Disturbing Traffic Trend Continues With Three Pedestrians Hit Friday, One Fatality

A disturbing trend continued on Toronto streets Friday when three pedestrians were struck. One of the victims has since died.

The fatal crash occurred at Broadview and Danforth avenues around 11:30am. A 57-year-old man was hit by a dump truck and pronounced dead on the scene.

CityNews viewer Rick Jordan shot the video below in the moments following the crash. Viewer discretion is advised.

Two pedestrians were injured in earlier collisions.

One  happened around 7am as the person was stepping off of a Bathurst streetcar at College Street. The streetcar was diverted for a short time after the incident as authorities conducted an investigation.

The victim’s injuries aren’t believed to be serious and he’ll be OK.

And another pedestrian was struck earlier Friday at Martin Grove and Steeles. Their injuries are also not believed to be serious, however pedestrian accidents over past few weeks have proven fatal.

Traffic accidents have claimed the lives of 10 pedestrians across the Toronto area over the last two weeks, including four deaths earlier this week.

On Monday, a 60-year-old woman was struck and killed by a TTC bus at Mt. Pleasant and Eglinton. Hours later, 75-year-old Charles Woods was killed in an alleged hit-and-run in Mississauga.

A 76-year-old woman was killed Tuesday while trying to cross Rutherford Road at Canada’s Wonderland Drive. The victim apparently wasn’t able to walk across the intersection in enough time and was struck by a van travelling through on the green.

And on Wednesday, a woman in her 30s was struck and killed on Dufferin Street just south of Eglinton.

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