Pedestrian fatally struck in Etobicoke was Ontario fire chief

 thestar.com  5/5/2018 8:10:00 PM 

By Inori RoyStaff Reporter
Ilya Bañares

Sat., May 5, 2018

An Ontario fire chief was struck and killed by a vehicle late Friday night in Etobicoke.

Pat Bourguignon, of Schreiber, Ont., was returning to his hotel from the annual Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs convention when he was hit at around 11:55 p.m. in the intersection of Attwell Dr. and Dixon Rd.

He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Bourguignon was a volunteer firefighter for 39 years at Schreiber, a township near Lake Superior, and had been the fire chief since 2009.

No charges have been laid. The driver of the vehicle has been cooperating with the police.

The fatal collision took place amid power outages across southern Ontario due to extreme weather conditions and strong winds, reaching a high of 110 km/h.

Mallory Cunnington, Toronto Hydro communications coordinator, said the power was out in the Attwell Dr.-Dixon Rd. area around midnight.

“At that time, we were responding to approximately 68,000 customers without power scattered across the city,” Cunnington said.

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