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Pedestrian hit by vehicle near UTSC confirmed to be a UTSC student

Student “making a speedy recovery,” says Campus Police
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RACHEL GAO/THE VARSITY
RACHEL GAO/THE VARSITY

Campus Police have confirmed that the pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle near the UTSC campus on January 11 was a UTSC student.

The incident occured in the Ellesmere Road and Military Trail area, as reported by the Toronto Police Operations Centre on January 11. The area was temporarily closed after the accident.

Campus Police Staff Sergeant Shahid Zafar confirmed on January 14 that the pedestrian was a UTSC student.

It was initially reported that the student suffered from life-threatening injuries. However, Zafar wrote to The Varsity that the student “is making a speedy recovery” and “should be returning this week to school.”

Zafar noted that due to a U of T policy, they cannot release more information about this incident.