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Indian student, 20, dies after colliding with pickup truck in Canada

A 20-year-old Indian student died after being hit by a pickup truck while crossing the road on his bicycle in Toronto, Canada. Emergency services tried to free the cyclist and revive him, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Toronto: In a tragic incident, An Indian student from Haryana died after being hit by a truck in Canada. The incident happened on November 23 (Wednesday) in Toronto, Canada. A 20-year-old Indian student was crossing a crosswalk on a bicycle when he was hit by a pickup truck, and was dragged across the road. The student died on the spot. Police have not yet identified the victim, but his cousin told sources that Saini came to Canada in August 2021.

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Parveen Saini spoke from Karnal, Haryana, where their family is from, the report said.

The family is hoping that Kartik’s body will be sent to India as soon as possible for proper burial, Parveen said.

Saini, a student of Sheridan College, was hit by a white pickup truck at the intersection of Young Street and St. Clair Avenue on November 23 at around 4.30 pm. Even after the collision, the truck driver went on dragging the young man. Police said that the student who was being dragged along with the truck died on the spot. The driver of the Ford F-250 pick-up hit both the bike and the bicycle, resulting in the death of the 20-year-old student.

Police said the accident is being investigated by members of the Traffic Services. Police have questioned local residents and drivers regarding the dash camera footage. Saini’s family members are hoping that Saini’s body be sent to India at the earliest so that they can perform the last rites of the deceased.

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“Our community is deeply saddened by the sudden death of Kartik. We extend our heartfelt condolences to his family, friends, peers and professors,” the college said in an email on Friday.

According to police the fatal collision happened at the intersection of Yonge Street and St Clair Avenue at about 4:30 pm on Wednesday evening.

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