Woman dies entering Toronto Western Hospital parking lot

A 73-year-old woman died Friday morning as she made her way through a barrier at the entrance to a Toronto Western Hospital parking lot, police said in a statement.

Toronto police said officers responded to reports of a personal injury collision around 6:30 a.m. near Bathurst and Dundas streets. It was reported that the woman was opening her car door to access the gate when she lost control of the vehicle and fell out of it while it was in motion. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

“There was a terrible accident this morning,” confirmed Gillian Howard, spokesperson for the University Health Network which includes Toronto Western, on Friday. The hospital network was cooperating « fully » with police investigating what exactly happened, she added.

“We extend our sympathy and condolences to the family and friends who will suffer the shock of losing someone in this way. We would also like to offer any support to visitors or members of our staff who may have witnessed the accident. and urge anyone who witnessed the crash to contact Toronto Police Services.

Traffic services are investigating. Police are asking local residents, businesses and drivers, who may have security camera or dashboard footage and were in the area at the time, to contact traffic services.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1900, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477) or www.222tips.com.

Ana Pereira is a breaking news reporter who works in the Star’s radio room in Toronto. Follow her on Twitter: @anabpereiraa

With files from Victoria Gibson


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