A gas station employee on Sunday told of his friendly dealings with a customer who had been fatally hit in a night raid a few minutes later and called the incident “terrible.”
Rescue crews responded after a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle near Adelaide and Nelson streets, south of Hamilton Road, on Saturday around 9:30 p.m. – just minutes after the victim and two others were at a nearby Ultramar gas station buying cigarettes, Saleem Ansari he said.
According to the police, the pedestrian died of the injuries and the driver immediately left the place. Ansari said he was “emotionally disturbed” because about an hour after the fatal crash, he spoke to one of the victim’s two friends and learned the details.
“(It’s) very terrible,” Ansari said.
Police investigated it on Sunday. In the middle of the morning, the place was cleaned and, according to residents, the police left around 2:30
One resident who did not want to be identified said that about 15 minutes after the crash, he went out in front of his house down the street and saw chaos. Another, Doug Chasing, said he had never seen such a police presence in the neighborhood.
“I’ve been here five years and I’ve never seen anything like it,” Chasing said.