79-year-old woman dead after being struck by car in Whitby

By Patricia D'Cunha

A 79-year-old woman is dead after she was struck by a vehicle in Whitby — one of two serious crashes involving pedestrians that occurred minutes apart in Durham Region on Wednesday evening.

In one incident, officers with the Durham Regional Police Service were called to Thickson Road near Applewood Avenue around 5:20 p.m.

Police say a driver in a Chevrolet Cobalt was travelling north on Thickson when they struck the woman who was attempting to cross the street.

The woman died as paramedics were taking her to hospital.

Police say the driver remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators. It is not yet known if they will be facing any charges.

Police investigating separate Durham crash that left man critically hurt

Fifteen minutes earlier, around 5:05 p.m., police say they were called to the intersection of Thornton Road North and Rossland Road West in Oshawa, after a 28-year-old man was struck by the driver of an Acura RDX heading north on Thornton.

The man was rushed to a hospital in Toronto, where he remains in life-threatening condition.

Police continue to investigate both crashes.

Correction: Durham police initially said both crashes happened in Whitby but later clarified that one of them occurred in Oshawa.

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