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July 11: 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.

Two-Vehicle Crash On Hwy 404

A woman is lucky to be alive after a serious accident on Highway 404 that left her trapped in the wreckage of her vehicle for about 40 minutes. Police say a white taxi travelling at a high speed rear-ended the woman’s pickup truck near Elgin Mills Friday around 3am. The impact caused the victim’s vehicle to barrel roll right through the median.

Cyclist Survives DVP Crash, But Could Face Charges

A cyclist is lucky to be alive after he was involved in a crash in a place he should never have been – the Don Valley Parkway.

Man charged in bus stop hit-and-run

A man faces charges in connection with a June 26 hit-and-run collision that injured two pedestrians as they waited for a bus. The accident occurred at 8:20 a.m. on Victoria Park Avenue at Peard Road, north of St. Clair Avenue.

Charges in road-rage death

Man charged after SUV hits guardrail and rolls for about 300 metres, killing ejected driver. Police said the man swerved to avoid a car after its driver slammed on his brakes in front of him. He died instantly when he was ejected from his SUV and crushed as it rolled several times, shortly after 5 a.m. on the highway’s eastbound lanes, just past James Snow Parkway in Milton.

Road rage eyed in Milton 401 death

Just after 5 a.m., Ontario Provincial Police responded to reports of a black Yukon SUV and a dark coloured Pontiac sedan driving fast and passing each other in the eastbound lanes near James Snow Parkway.

Driver Loses Control And Hits A Seniors’ Home

The crash happened at around 10:30 near Kennedy and Lawrence, when a driver apparently lost control and ran the vehicle straight toward the building.

Milton girl, 16, killed crossing Hwy. 401

A 16-year-old girl is dead after police say she “darted” across Highway 401 and was hit by a tractor-trailer in Milton.

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OH YEAH! Bloor bike lanes finally get the go ahead in Toronto

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OH YEAH: Bloor bike lane pilot debate flow chart!

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