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July 4: 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.

Garbage truck hits woman, 81

The woman was crossing Mount Pleasant Rd. near Soudan Ave when she was hit by the truck just after 1 p.m. today. She was taken to Sunnybrook Hospital with life threatening injuries, police say.

Man charged in bus stop hit and run

A suspect who was allegedly driving a car that veered into oncoming traffic before mounting a sidewalk and striking two people in the city’s east end last month turned himself in to police.

Police Search For Answers In Cycling Accident

A cyclist is in hospital after an accident on Bayview Ave. north of Elgin Mills Rd. An elderly man was riding his bike Friday night when he collided with a car.

1 killed when car hits streetcar head-on

A 21-year-old Brampton woman is dead after her car slammed into a streetcar on Fleet Street, at the foot of Bathurst Street and Lakeshore Avenue, early Friday morning.