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Toronto police say too many elderly pedestrians are being killed

Emergency crews at the scene after a man was struck and killed by a vehicle (not the white truck) at Midland Avenue and Eglinton Avenue East. CITYNEWS/Stephen Boorne

Toronto police say too many elderly pedestrians are being killed on our roads and have created a new public safety video called “Be Alert, Be Seen.”

According to police, 14 per cent of the population in Toronto are seniors and this group accounts for 60 per cent of pedestrian fatalities.

Toronto Police Traffic Services Superintendent Gord Jones said road safety is a shared responsibility for all road users.

Jones said pedestrians should always be aware of their surroundings, cross at designated locations, look both ways and never assume drivers can see you.