A child is dead after he was struck by a motorcyclist around 1:45 p.m. Sunday afternoon.
Toronto Police say the four-year-old boy was with his mother when he was struck at Victoria Park Ave. and Adair Rd.
The driver fled the scene.
The child was initially rushed to a trauma centre. Police say he sustained severe injuries to his upper body and head and was going in and out of consciousness. The boy died shortly after 4 p.m.
The motorcyclist was last seen heading north on Victoria Park Ave. He’s described as a heavy-set white male between 40 and 50 years old. Police say he was riding a red-orange cruiser Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
Police say he was accompanied by a female passenger who reportedly fled the scene by foot in an unknown direction.
The female is described as white, blonde and in her 20s. She was wearing a black shirt, blue jeans and white running shoes.
Police are calling on witnesses to reach out to report anything they might have seen.
Victoria Park Ave. remains closed from St. Clair Ave. E. to Yardley Ave. while police investigate.
The 24 Victoria Park bus has been temporarily rerouted via St. Clair Ave. E, Pharmacy Ave. and Holswade Rd.
Jacob Lorinc is a breaking news reporter, working out of the Star’s radio room in Toronto. Follow him on Twitter: @jacoblorinc
Raneem Alozzi is a breaking news reporter, working out of the Star’s radio room in Toronto. Follow her on Twitter: @r_alozzi