Man knocked down by vehicle in Toronto identified as former Sri Lankan cricketer Sanath Jayasuriya

Man who was knocked down by a Honda Civic vehicle in Canada yesterday sadly dies in hospital.

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

The man has been identified as Sanath Jayasuriya, former Sri Lankan cricketer.

The Sri Lankan Embassy in Canada has confirmed the identity of the 49 year old and said they were aware of his visit to Toronto, Canada.

Sanath Jayasuriya sustained injuries when a Honda Civic vehicle knocked him down after it failed brakes in front of the Toronto Mall yesterday.

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.