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Toronto’s Weekly Carnage: 10 Dead

About Toronto’s Weekly Carnage:
Toronto’s Weekly Carnage is inspired by NYC’s Streetsblog Weekly Carnage feature. The aim of this series of posts is to bring attention to the death and destruction wrought by automobiles and an auto-centric culture. Pursuing policies promoting walking, cycling and public transit could help reduce the carnage.

Seven Year Old Girl on Bike Dies After Being Hit by Car in Scarborough

A seven-year-old girl has been killed after being struck by a van while riding her bicycle in a designated crosswalk.

Single-Vehicle Crash In Mississauga

One person was taken to hospital Wednesday night after a single-vehicle crash on Hurontario just south of Dundas in Mississauga.

A man is dead and a woman seriously injured following a three-vehicle crash on eastbound Highway 403 just west of Ford Dr. near the Ford plant, in Oakville.

Man dies after crash at Yonge, Finch

One man has died following a four-vehicle collision in north Toronto this morning.

Traffic Backed Up On 403 After Big Crash

Authorities say one person died and another was seriously hurt when a car and van collided as they were heading eastbound on Highway 403 at Ford Drive exit at 7:30am.

Man Killed In Five Vehicle Crash

Two vehicles apparently collided in the northbound lanes near Campbellville Road just after 7pm, where two lanes reportedly merge into one. After hitting each other they flew into the opposite lane, striking two cars before bursting into flames in the dit

Man Dies After Accident

The collision happened at Yonge and Bishop near Finch. After the crash the man began having breathing trouble and died on scene.

Two Killed, Three others injured in 2 vehicle crash

Horrified witnesses told The Lindsay Post at the scene that they had seen the car speed through a stop sign without slowing.

Two Men In Hospital After Truck Rollover On QEW

Two men are in hospital after they were thrown from a pickup truck when it rolled over on the QEW in Niagara Falls. One has life-threatening injuries and the other is expected to recover.

Multi-Vehicle Crash Causes Gas Leak On Eastern Ave.

A three-vehicle accident Sunday night in the east end sparked a hurried effort from rescue and cleanup crews and a brief neighbourhood evacuation when a van crashed into a house on Eastern Avenue near Leslie and severed a gas line on the lawn.

Mother and infant killed in crash

A Hamilton mother and her two-month old baby are dead following a crash just south of Brantford. Two other children from the same vehicle are in critical condition at a Hamilton hospital and a man driving their van is in stable condition.

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OH YEAH! Toronto lawyer helps cyclists pedal through ‘unjust’ legal system

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INFRASTRUCTURE: New Contraflow Bikelane on Florence St.

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OH YEAH: Don’t make bicyclists more visible. Make drivers stop hitting them.

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