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May 2: 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.

Jaywalking pedestrian killed by dump truck

The southbound truck was making a left turn from Jeanette St. onto St. Clair Ave. E. shortly before 8 a.m. when it hit the unidentified pedestrian, who was walking in the middle of the road.

SUV Collides With Fire Truck In Markham

The two vehicles reportedly collided head-on at 14th Ave. near Brimley. A man, woman and child were in the SUV and two air ambulances were called to the scene.

Car Smashes Through Bank Window

A car slammed into the front of a TD-Canada Trust bank in Etobicoke late Monday morning, smashing the front window. The accident happened at a branch location near Bloor and the West Mall around 11:30am.

School Bus-Van Collision Winds Up With Elderly Seniors Trapped And Tombstone Knocked Over

A bizarre accident that wound up in an equally bizarre spot has sent two elderly passengers to hospital and officials trying to repair the damage at a local graveyard.

Pedestrian And Driver Dead After Terrible Accident Near Woodbine Racetrack

It happened after the 5pm rush hour Monday, when a car struck and killed a pedestrian before the vehicle crashed on Rexdale Blvd. and Queen’s Plate Drive near the Woodbine Racetrack.

Chain Reaction Crash On 401

It’s alleged that the first car involved hit debris from a tire. That caused it to spin, hitting another vehicle and sparking a domino effect. At total of four cars and a tractor trailer were said to be involved.

Single-Vehicle Crash On Finch

The accident happened around 2am on Finch near Yonge. The car was travelling eastbound when it lost control after passing a bus and veered off the road. A wheel flew off, hitting the corner of one house as the car slammed into the residence next door and

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