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Mar. 21: Toronto’s Weekly Carnage

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.


Driver OK After SUV Rollover

The accident happened Thursday on Sheppard, east of Keele. The passenger was stuck inside for 20 minutes, before firefighters could get her out.

Cyclist Suffers Life Threatening Injury

A collision at a busy downtown intersection has left a cyclist with life-threatening injuries. A twisted bike is at the centre of an investigation into a crash between a truck and a two-wheeler on Niagara Street near Queen around 1:30pm.

Man, 86, dies, wife hurt in pickup truck crash

The couple were in their Kia, making a left-hand turn from Richview Rd. to northbound Scarlett Ave., in the Royal York Rd. and Eglinton Ave. W. area, when they were hit by a southbound pickup truck around 9:30 a.m., said Traffic Services Staff Sgt. Steve

Two dead in head-on crash; Pregnant woman suffers serious injuries

Two people are dead following a head-on crash yesterday on County Road 27, near Schomberg. A 26-year-old Minden woman who was on her way to a job interview in Toronto was killed after a major artery in her neck was slashed, police said. She was airlifted

Motorist faces impaired charge after fatal crash

A Brampton driver has been charged after a crash last night that killed the man sitting next to him in the car. Annaz Ahmad, 23, of Brampton, was driving his 2003 Acura north on The Gore Rd. north of Queen St. E. around 10:30 p.m. when he lost control of

Cause Of Fatal Halton Crash Unknown

Halton Police are looking for the cause of a crash that killed one and left two others in hospital. Two vehicles collided halfway between the 5th and 10th Sideroads in Halton Hills at about 9:30pm Sunday.

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