Update: see previous post – September 18, 2015 Wheel Flies Off Mississauga Dump Truck, Woman Critically Injured
Brampton, Ont., resident Diane Tsialtas was struck Friday while walking on Meadowvale Boulevard
A woman who was hit by a flying wheel that dislodged off a dump truck in Mississauga, Ont., yesterday has died, Peel Regional Police confirmed today.
Brampton, Ont., resident Diane Tsialtas, as identified on social media by those who knew her, was struck as she was walking on the sidewalk of Meadowvale Boulevard, just north of Highway 401, on Friday at around 8 a.m. ET.
The woman, said to be in her 40s, was airlifted to Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto following the incident on Friday. Peel police said she died from her injuries.
It is believed she was an employee at Mary Kay Cosmetics, which is located near where she was injured. The company could not be reached for comment.
The wheel weighing nearly 200 pounds was one of two that became dislodged off the truck. The wheels — two of 14 used on the truck — became loose, came off and went airborne. One of those wheels struck the woman.
A truck technician told CBC News he believed the wheels were not properly secured on the dump truck because nuts that need to be tightened to keep the wheels in place and attached to the truck appeared loose in images he saw of the vehicle.
Police said they had conversations with the driver of the 14-wheel dump truck, but no charges were laid. Police also said the investigation is ongoing.