Pedestrian dead, Good Samaritan injured in Brampton crash

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A female pedestrian is dead and a Good Samaritan who tried to help her is in critical condition after a collision in Brampton Friday morning, Peel Regional Police say.

Police say they responded to reports of two female pedestrians being struck in the area of ​​Heritage Road and Steeles Avenue around 10 p.m. 05.45.

“Officers arrived on scene and unfortunately found a female pedestrian with no vital signs, so she was pronounced dead at the scene. Another female was taken to a trauma center with serious life-threatening injuries,” Const. Mandeep Khatra said at the scene on Friday morning.

Police said the deceased pedestrian is 41 years old and the woman in the hospital is 30 years old.

Khatra said there were several vehicles involved in the collision. Two vehicles remained at the scene and one vehicle, a mid-size SUV, is still outstanding. It was last seen heading west on Steeles Avenue.

“We encourage the driver to contact the police, speak to legal counsel and call us as soon as possible,” he said.

Const.  Mandeep Khatra

Khatra said the pedestrians were on the east side of the intersection, crossing south before the first pedestrian was struck by a vehicle traveling east.

“Unfortunately, she landed in the westbound lanes and was then struck again by another vehicle that was traveling westbound, and that second vehicle is what we’re looking for.”

Khatra said the woman was hit again by a third vehicle, which remained at the scene.

The other pedestrian involved went to help the woman and was hit in the process, Khatra said.

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“It appears she tried to help the first victim and was hit in the process. She appears to be recovering but her condition remains serious in hospital,” he said.

“It’s so unfortunate that this happened, but for the other vehicle that was involved, just know that this is a busy intersection, a lot of traffic, a lot of cameras in the area. We just encourage you to contact the police as soon as possible possible,” he added.

The intersection is closed in all directions as police investigate.

According to the police, the area is expected to remain closed for an extended period.

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