Pedestrian dies following collision with waste collection truck
KITCHENER -- A woman has died following a collision with a waste collection truck in Kitchener on Thursday morning.
A police spokesperson said that the 77-year-old woman was crossing Tremaine Crescent on Thursday when a driver turned left onto the crescent and struck her.
Police responded to the scene at around 9 a.m.
They said the pedestrian suffered life-threatening injuries in the crash and later died of those injuries.
Police have ruled out a number of factors in the crash, including speed, weather and alcohol. They say charges are pending.
In an emailed statement sent to CTV Kitchener on Friday, Miller Waste Systems said one of its vehicles was involved in the fatal crash.
Company officials said they're cooperating with Waterloo regional police during the investigation.
"We are committed to providing a safe work environment for our employees and ensuring the safety of the communities we serve," the statement said in part. "We will apply any key learnings from this incident to the training we provide to our people."
"All of us at Miller Waste sincerely regret this unfortunate accident and extend our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of the woman involved."
Officials closed the crash site while they investigated. Police are asking anyone who may have seen the crash to contact them.