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Apr. 11: 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.

Truck Rollover On QEW

The five-tonne rig flipped in the Niagara-bound lanes, spilling a load of clay, prompting the closure of the ramp from the Niagara-bound QEW to the northbound 427 and to Browns Line.

401 Express Lanes Reopen After Accident Causes Rush Hour Nightmare

It happened just before 4pm, when a tractor trailer and a delivery truck collided, ejecting the driver of the smaller vehicle, which flipped on its side. The injured man was rushed to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre with life threatening injuries.

Pedestrian badly hurt in bizarre pileup

An ambulance was barrelling southbound on Jarvis St. toward Carlton St. around noon today. As the ambulance approached the intersection, a car didn’t stop and the driver appeared to lose control. The vehicle smashed into the ambulance. After the collison,

Crash closes 401 lanes

Ontario Provincial Police said the crash happened shortly after 6 a.m. about two kilometres west of Guelph Line. One man was sent to hospital with serious injuries.

Pedestrian Struck At St. Clair & Dufferin

A 65-year-old woman was rushed to hospital with serious injuries early Tuesday morning after she was struck by a van on Dufferin near St. Clair Avenue.

SUV Lands On Roof Following Crash

A two-vehicle crash this morning saw one victim airlifted to hospital. The incident occurred around 7:30am at Courtney Park Drive and Kennedy Road, throwing an SUV onto its roof.

Truck Slices Pole In Half At Busy Intersection

It was a real mess for both police and drivers at Coxwell and Queen on Friday. A tractor trailer was turning onto Queen St. E. around 6:45am when it nicked a hydro pole. While the vehicle itself wasn’t damaged, the wooden structure wasn’t quite so lucky.

Four Men Rushed To Hospital After Being Ejected During 401 Crash

An overnight crash on the 401 near Avenue Road sent four men to hospital, each lucky to escape the flaming wreck with their lives. Seven men, ranging from their late teens to their early 20s, were inside the Pontiac Montana when the rollover occurred arou

Elderly Pedestrian Struck

An elderly man is in hospital with serious injuries Sunday night after being struck by a car in the city’s east end. The 70-year-old was walking across an intersection at Sheppard and Markham when he was hit.

Overturned Garbage Truck Leaves Lake Shore A Mess

Traffic on the Lake Shore is often a mess, but on Monday, it literally tuned into one. A garbage truck overturned on the busy roadway near Strachan not far from the Princes’ Gates around 9:30am, forcing officials to close the eastbound lanes.

Off-duty medic highway hero

An off-duty Canadian Forces medic saved the lives of several young men after their speeding van lost control, flipped over and caught fire on Highway 401 early yesterday.

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Source: Original photo – by cookedphotos on Flickr. Ikea celebrates Earth Day at Yonge Dundas Square. This photo was featured as blogTO’s ‘Photo of the Day’ for April 23, 2015: http://ift.tt/1FgtWh3 via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group.

DO IT! Take a survey; help Toronto plan cycling infrastructure

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Source: Original photo – by Fixed in Silver on Flickr. Morning light on a gorgeous Saturday in Toronto. To our left is the existing southern access point of the West Toronto Railpath. via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group.


PHOTO OF THE DAY: On Bike Patrol

Source: Original photo – by WillJaksa on Flickr. Toronto Police Officers on bike patrol near Jarvis Street. #Toronto #TorontoPolice #GeorgeStreetDiner via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group.


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SHOP: Top 25 bike stores in Toronto by neighbourhood

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OH YEAH! Cycle Toronto’s #BloorLovesBikes campaign is here and it’s awesome

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Source: Original photo – by Create Sean on Flickr. Kensington Market, Toronto Ontario – Favorite shot from yesterday’s photowalk. via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group.

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