An 85-year-old Scugog man has died after being hit by a vehicle on Island Road in Port Perry on Wednesday night (Nov. 28).
According to police, the accident occurred around 5:50 p.m. A 2017 GMC Terrain, being operated by a 71-year-old woman, was travelling north on Island Road near Ma Browns Road when it struck the pedestrian.
Police say conditions at the time were dark and damp.
The pedestrian was transported by ambulance to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The driver of the GMC Terrain remained on scene and fully co-operated with police.
The northbound lane was closed for several hours as officers collected evidence and conducted an investigation, which is ongoing.
“Police would like to hear from any witnesses to this collision, who have not already come forward,” reads a media release.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call D/Cst. Riley of the Collision Investigation Unit at 905-579-1520 (toll free 1-888-579-1520) ext. 5216.