Toronto cops: Woman’s death caused by distracted driving

A pedestrian was struck and killed while driving in Toronto’s west end on Monday, police said.

Police said the victim, who was not immediately identified, was crossing from Woodbine Avenue to Spadina Avenue when she was struck by a white sedan.

“The driver of the vehicle was not distracted at the time,” Const.

David Hopkinson said.

“We don’t know if it was a distracted driving issue or not.”

Hopkinson said the pedestrian was wearing a safety glasses and earbuds when she crossed.

He did not immediately know what happened to her.

Police said they are investigating and that a witness told them that the woman was texting while driving.

Hopkinson said police were investigating whether she was impaired and whether she should be issued a distracted driver licence.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-2121 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416 888-8477 (TIPS).