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June 20: 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.

Pedestrian struck by SUV dies of injuries

The 60-year-old woman was on the west side of the intersection at Lakeshore Blvd. W. and Long Branch Ave., just east of Browns Line, when a northbound Jeep Grand Cherokee turning left onto Lakeshore struck her as she crossed to the south side of the stree

Elderly Pedestrian Struck And Killed By School Bus

The impact from the crash reportedly sent the man flying in front of several horrified witnesses. Joseph Cosentino was pronounced dead a short time later at the scene, becoming Toronto’s 25th traffic fatality of 2008. Twelve of those have been pedestrians

Two women killed crossing street in east end

Police say the women were struck by a car while walking across Pharmacy Avenue at Arnall Avenue, south of Steeles, just after midnight.

Child In Coma, Man Under Arrest Following Alleged Hit And Run

It happened just before 9pm Sunday night on Roche Court in Mississauga, when a car police suspect was speeding in a residential area filled with high rises – and kids – struck a four-year-old, dragging him several feet. The driver then sped off, leaving t

CityNews: Mother And 3-Year-Old Get Hit By Car In North York

“The woman didn’t look too well. She didn’t even move I don’t think after she hit the windshield. Just got flopped down. The kid was kind of like a ball type of thing. You could hear the screams,” explained rattled witness Ron McNamara.

Mississauga child badly injured in hit and run

If more people used their bikes to get to work year-round, that would greatly reduce traffic congestion at the times it really matters: the two daily rush hours.

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