Man knocked down by vehicle in Toronto identified as American-Belizean basketball player Milt Palacio

Milt Palacio
Milt Palacio

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 Milt Palacio, American-Belizean basketball player.

The U.S Consulate in Canada has confirmed the identity of the 41 year old and said they were aware of his visit to Toronto, Canada.

Milt Palacio 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.

Milton Sigmund Palacio was a retired Belizean-American professional basketball player who was currently an assistant coach for the Long Island Nets of the G-League. He was formerly the director of player development at the University of Idaho.