Man knocked down by vehicle in Toronto identified as Caymanian alpine skier Dow Travers

WHISTLER, BC - FEBRUARY 23: Dow Travers of CAY competes during the Men's Giant Slalom at the Whistler Creekside during the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics on February 23, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Donald Miralle)
WHISTLER, BC - FEBRUARY 23: Dow Travers of CAY competes during the Men's Giant Slalom at the Whistler Creekside during the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics on February 23, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Donald Miralle)

Man who was knocked down by a Honda Civic vehicle at the Toronto Mall last night sadly dies in hospital.

He passed away this morning – after sustaining serious injuries following the incident yesterday.

The man has been identified as Dow Travers, Caymanian alpine skier.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has confirmed the identity of the 31 year old and said they were aware of his visit to Toronto, Canada.

Dow Travers sustained injuries when a Honda Civic vehicle knocked him down after it failed brakes in front of the Toronto Mall last night.

He was rushed to the hospital but passed on due to life-threatening injuries.

Police have launched an investigation into the incident but preliminary reports by the Police show that the vehicle failed brakes.

Dow Travers was an alpine skier and rugby union player who competed in giant slalom and Rugby XVs and 7s. He represented the Cayman Islands in alpine skiing at the 2010 Winter Olympics, becoming the Cayman Islands’ first Winter Olympian.

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