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Apr. 25: 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.

Crash Shuts Down Several Lanes On EB 401

A car became trapped under a tractor trailer on the 401 eastbound, just east of Victoria Park. EMS found one person trapped inside the car. He was conscious and breathing and has been taken to hospital. The victim remains in serious but stable condition.

Child Struck By Tow Truck After Exiting School Bus

A nine-year-old child was struck by a tow truck after getting off his school bus on Highway 25 north of 10th Sideroad in Halton Hills Wednesday. The bus stopped at approximately 4:00PM at a residence on the highway; the tow truck that hit the child was

Alleged Street Racing Accident Shuts Down The Danforth

It happened around 10:30pm Wednesday on Danforth Avenue near Woodbine. The two-car crash prompted police to close off the east end strip for about an hour as they conducted their investigation.

Bail for driver in flying tailgate case

Donald and Elsie Lourie, both 75, were killed Saturday afternoon on Hwy. 400 when the tailgate from a southbound dump truck sliced through the windshield of their northbound pickup truck. Both died at the scene.

2 injured in York crash

A woman is in hospital with life-threatening injuries after a head-on collision this morning in York Region. The call came into police around 7:43 a.m. about a serious two-car crash near 20440 Yonge St. in East Gwillimbury.

Motorcyclist, 75, hit by limo

Police are searching for the driver of a limousine after a 75-year-old motorcyclist was struck on Avenue Rd. this morning

Alleged Street Race May Have Caused 401 Crash

A 39-year-old Mississauga man was taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries after an alleged street race that led to a crash on the westbound 401, west of Islington Sunday evening. OPP officers laid a long list of charges…

16-Year-Old In Hospital After He Was Hit By A Car

A 16-year-old boy was rushed to hospital Saturday afternoon following a car crash. It appears the teen was riding his skateboard when he was hit by the vehicle driven by another teenager around 1:30pm.

Rollover Snarls Gardiner

The accident took place after 7pm just as the tail end of the rush hour was finishing. Emergency crews rushed to the scene spurred on by reports someone inside was trapped in the wreckage. It’s still not clear what caused the mishap but traffic was only g

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OH YEAH: Bloor bike lane pilot debate flow chart!

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NEWS: Vision Zero supported but not Bloor bike lanes?

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