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Cyclist Killed in Dundas Street Accident

CityNews is reporting that a female cyclist was struck and killed today on Dundas Street West, between Sterling Road and Sorauren Avenue. The collision apparently involved a truck, and took place just before noon. The 505 Dundas and 506 College streetcars are turning back at Lansdowne, and Dundas is closed in both directions between Lansdowne and Sorauren.

Update, 1:02 PM: In an on-air interview with CP24, Constable Hugh Smith just stated that the accident happened when a five-tonne cube truck, headed south on Sterling Road, made a right onto Dundas Street, apparently as the cyclist was coming out of a bike lane and merging into traffic. Smith continued to clarify that police were “not looking at excessive speed” as a factor, but rather investigating “whether the cyclist was visible” to the truck driver given her speed and position relative to the driver, and the arrangement of mirrors on the truck. Smith described it as a “preventable collision,” but the precise way things went wrong here isn’t yet clear. The driver of the truck is being questioned by police on site, and police expect Dundas to be closed for some time yet. The victim has not yet been identified, but is said by police to be in her early 40s.

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