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Pedestrian killed picking up his shoe
Oct. 21, 2006. 11:46 PM
MEGHAN HURLEYSTAFF REPORTER
A 49-year-old man was killed Saturday by a northbound car as he bent down to pick up his shoe that had fallen off while chasing a dog across Yonge St., police said.He was chasing the dog, which emergency crews could not find, across Yonge St., near the intersection at Lake Ave. in Richmond Hill when he was struck by the car, police said.“As he was crossing the road he lost his shoe and when he realized his shoe had fallen off he turned around to go get it,” Richmond Hill Staff Sgt. Harry Horn said.Emergency crews were called to the area around 8:30 p.m. and transported the man to York Central Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries, police said.Yonge St. remained closed Saturday night between King Rd. and Old Colony Rd. for the investigation, police said.The man is from the Oak Ridges area, said police, who have not confirmed his identity.No charges have been laid, police said.