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Apr. 18: 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.

Serious Injuries In 407 Crash

The 52-year-old is at Sunnybrook Trauma Centre with life-threatening injuries after a dramatic rollover on the 407.

Truck Collision On 401

The trucks crashed, closing all lanes at Thickson Road for a couple of hours. One of the vehicles had a hole punctured in its fuel tank.

Dump Truck Crushes 14 Cars In Median Hopping Crash

Purtle watched in horror as an enormous dump truck barreled through the westbound lanes of Victoria Park and Eglinton Ave. Wednesday, careened over the median, and entered the eastbound lane, heading right toward her vehicle.

Woman Seriously Injured In Multi-Vehicle Crash On Hwy. 401

A woman was rushed to hospital with what are said to be life-threatening injuries after a multi-vehicle collision on the eastbound 401 in Scarborough late Wednesday.

Car Split In Half After Terrifying Crash

The Nissan 350-Z was travelling west along Eastgate Parkway when it went over the median near Tomken Road. The force of that collision sent the Nissan careening into a cement light standard.

One Dead In Major Collision On Highway 427

“The Ford Escape … lost control on the ramp, crossed over north through lanes of northbound 427.” That’s when it reportedly collided with a sedan before smashing into the centre barrier sending pieces of debris flying and crushing the SUV…

Pedestrian Killed In Overnight Crash

The crash occurred just after 2:45am on Ossington near College. Staff Sgt. Bob Skinner said the victim had just stepped off the curb when he was struck by the southbound cab.

East-End Crash Sends Elderly Couple To Hospital

The 73-year-old woman and her husband, 72, allegedly drove into the back of parked flat-bed truck.

Peel Police Cruiser Rolls

The Peel officer was shaken but unharmed following the mishap. The crash resulted in the closure of the northbound 410 ramp to the westbound 407 for a time.

401 east closed by pig truck rollover

Two people were seriously hurt and dozens of pigs roamed free after an accident this morning that closed the eastbound lanes of Hwy. 401 near Winston Churchill Blvd.

Recent Carnage Posts:


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OH YEAH! Bike Share Toronto to double with $4.9 million from Metrolinx 

Oh yeah!  Big plans for Bikeshare Toronto expansion! Metrolinx is doubling the size of the city’s bike sharing system with $4.9 million aimed primarily at making more bikes available at transit stations. The new bikes will deployed by the end of 2016, according to a news release issued Monday morning. The program already has about […]


NEWS: Chris Harper, cyclist killed in Milton, focus of crowdfunding campaign

After a popular teacher and father of five was killed while cycling this weekend, an online campaign has sprung up to help his family. Oakville’s Chris Harper, a 50-year-old married father of two boys and three girls, died after being struck by a car on Friday night while he rode his bike near Tremaine Road. […]


NEWS: Too many cyclists being hit by doors

Doorings are a common occurrence on Toronto’s streets, and the results can be fatal. In 2008, a driver doored a 57-year-old man, throwing the cyclist into oncoming traffic, where he was struck by another vehicle and killed. As cyclists flood the city’s streets this summer, how many of them will catch a dreaded door prize? […]


OH YEAH! It’s time bike lanes were installed everywhere in Toronto

The Editor of the Star’s Automotive Section calls for dedicated, separated bikelanes on almost every road.  A sensible write-up that advocates for Vision Zero (that NO ONE should die on the road) and safe infrastructure for all road users…  it helps that there is evidence from right here in Toronto that bikelanes actually HELP drivers […]


NEWS: Province of Ontario announces $10 million in #CycleON funding

The Province of Ontario will commit $10 million as a part of a 20-year #cycleON strategy to promote cycling as a viable form of transportation and to help improve safety for cyclists of all ages. This initiative will see the creation of two new funding programs, the Ontario Municipal Cycling Infrastructure Program, and the Cycling […]


DO IT: Danforth Loves Bikes Pledge (and Pub Crawl)

One of Cycle Toronto’s current action campaigns is getting businesses and residents of the Danforth to pledge their support of DanforthLovesBikes, to get the city to consider a PILOT of bikelanes on the Danforth, to see what works or doesn’t work, and how bikelanes can benefit business, drivers, and pedestrians. Over 60 businesses on the […]


OH YEAH! Heavy Metal in the Bike Lane: Meet Priya Panda

A brand new issue of Dandyhorse is coming soon, and it features Priya Panda on the cover.  Glad to see Dandyhorse is starting to put people riding bikes on their covers. We are very pleased Priya Panda, lead singer of Diemonds and member of the band She Demons, is on the cover of our new issue […]


NEWS: Hit and run kills cyclist in Milton

A cyclist is dead after a hit and run on Tremaine Road in Milton. Halton Regional Police say they were called to the scene shortly after 9 p.m. The victim had no vital signs and was pronounced dead on the scene. The suspect vehicle had fled the area. More: Hit and run kills cyclist in […]


GET INVOLVED: Help Plan Toronto’s Bike Network

The City of Toronto has launched the next phase a new bike plan process: fill out their second survey now! Later this year, City staff will bring a new 10-year cycling network plan forward to City Council. Our goal is to ensure that our core ask of building a city-wide Minimum Grid of 100 km of […]


VISION ZERO: A Road Safety Plan for Toronto

Go read this right now at Dandyhorse.  Any politician who votes against Vision Zero is effectively voting FOR people dying on the streets.  Your kids, your friends, and you. Is Vision Zero, the Swedish initiative to eliminate road deaths, coming to Toronto? A Swedish video on the issue lays the premise of the movement: “For […]

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