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.
Toronto police are looking for a motorist who fled the scene after hitting two people at a Scarborough bus stop this morning. The victims were standing at a bus stop on Victoria Park Ave. near St. Clair Ave. E. at 8:20 a.m. when the incident occurred.
It happened at about 8:30pm on Neames Cres., near Jane and Sheppard. According to Toronto Police Traffic Services officers the youngster was riding on the wrong side of the road when he was struck by the Jeep.
It happened just after the noon hour when a rig carrying a load of bricks became involved in a three vehicle accident that left the truck rolled over and the man inside its cab with serious head injuries.
A 33-year-old Brampton man was killed after a crash sent his vehicle careening into a Brampton gas station on Monday night.
Police say the 75-year-old was crossing against a red light when she was hit on Jethro Road, near Wilson around 10:30pm.
A 60-year-old woman who was struck by a car while walking across a west-end street has died, marking the city’s fourth fatal pedestrian accident in the past five days.
Police investigators are looking for an SUV driver who apparently took off after striking a 31-year-old man on a scooter. The crash occurred near Bayview and Eglinton Aves. at about 10pm Thursday.
The suspect was behind the wheel of a client’s vehicle at the time of the accident, which apparently occurred when the car rear-ended a truck, then went airborne, landing in a field. It’s then two men allegedly left the car and ran away.
The westbound collector lanes of Highway 401 were partially closed at Birchmount for a portion of Sunday evening, after a multi-vehicle crash sent two people — including a five-year-old girl — to hospital.