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May 9: 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.

401 WB Reopened After Crash

It appears one rig driver wasn’t paying close attention to the traffic ahead of him and had to brake suddenly when vehicles up ahead slowed down. The tractor-trailer hit several others, one jack-knifed, and a pickup truck was struck in the domino-effect c

Driver Rescued After Car Runs Into Pole

A driver had to be rescued from their car Thursday morning after it hit and knocked over a pole. The crash occurred on Atwell Dr., near Highway 409 and Martin Grove Rd. at about 4:30am Thursday.

Three Pedestrians Hit By Car In Mississauga

Around 4:30pm, three pedestrians were hit by a car as they stood near the always-busy intersection of Dixie and Burnhamthorpe Road. At least two suffered what cops fear are critical injuries while the third was taken to hospital in stable condition.

Pedestrian killed by hit-and-run driver in York Region

Daniel Orantes was walking east on Highway 11 near King City just before 10:30 p.m. Monday when he was struck by a Jeep Grand Cherokee.

QEW Reopens After Truck Crash And Fire

Fire broke out following a truck crash on the QEW Sunday night. A tractor-trailer carrying auto parts slammed into concrete barriers in the eastbound lanes by Dorval Dr. just after 9pm.

77 Year Old Woman Hit By Two Separate Cars In North York Accident

A terrible accident has left a woman struggling for her life after she was apparently struck by as many as two cars. The bizarre mishap took place at Grandravine and Sentinel Dr. near Keele and Sheppard around 11am Monday.

Cab Bursts Into Flames At King And Dunn Streets

Just after 6am, the entire engine compartment was engulfed in flames. The driver was able to escape the burning wreck before sustaining any injuries.

Teen Charged in Multiple Crashes

An allegedly out-of-control teen was in custody Saturday night, after he reportedly crashed into a fire hydrant and a wall on Bay street, south of Wellesley. The 17-year-old apparantly took off and then crashed again a block away at Breadalbane, which is where police apprehended him.

Man killed after car strikes tree

The victim was driving east “at an apparently high rate of speed” along Huntingdale Blvd., in the Pharmacy Ave. and Finch Ave. E. area, around 2:45 a.m. when the car veered off the road, Toronto police Staff Sgt. Steve Reynolds said.



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