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July 18: 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.

Tractor-Trailer Flips And Bursts Into Flames On Hwy. 401

The rig crashed on the eastbound lanes and brought down a light standard around 1:15pm Thursday. The OPP closed the eastbound section of the highway at Trafalgar Road, near Highway 407, but parts of the area reopened about an hour and a half later.

Unionville Crash

The accident happened around 10pm near Kennedy and Carlton Roads when a driver smashed into a tree. The man was trapped in the wreckage for a brief time, but amazingly, only suffered minor injuries.

Woman killed crossing intersection

What began as a simple fender-bender on Danforth Ave. early yesterday afternoon ended four blocks away with the horrific death of a pedestrian.

Pedestrian Killed At East End Intersection

Investigators claim the driver of a black BMW that had been involved in a minor collision at the nearby street Rose Heath came speeding westbound along Danforth, apparently causing a truck to swerve out of the way and hit the woman.

Two Dead After Fatal Night On Toronto’s Roads

The Mini Cooper was trapped under the larger vehicle as emergency crews worked to free the man. Sadly, the 34-year-old died on scene. Police think speed was a definite factor in that collision.

‘Jaws Of Life’ Needed To Pry Officer From Cruiser Following Hit-And-Run

Just before 3am, the vehicle was struck by another car near Parliament and Mill streets. “He was just traveling in the curb lane at a slow rate of speed and this other car comes by and side-swipes him.”

Boy Injured In Hit And Run

The child was riding his bike on Driftwood Avenue, near Cobbler Crescent, just before 7pm Thursday when he was hit by a small dark grey or green car, police said.

QEW Crash Sends Seven-Year-Old To Hospital

Police say the westbound vehicle was travelling at a high rate of speed and making erratic lane changes, before it went out of control and flipped several times before landing in a ditch.

Car Drives into Construction Site

An Acura ended up vertical after smashing through a fence at a construction site near Yonge and Finch Sunday morning, fortunately resulting in little more than a close call for an elderly couple and a one-year-old baby girl in the car at the time.

Driver backs over elderly mother

The woman was in the front yard area of a home on Lyndhurst Crt., near Bathurst St. and Davenport Rd.,when she entered the path of the reversing car just after 8 p.m.

Hwy. 404 open again after crash

A taxi driver faces an impaired driving charge after a collision on Highway 404 this morning sent a woman to hospital with serious injuries.

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