Dear Ottawa: If the Ontario Coroner is calling for truck sideguards, there IS enough evidence that they save lives. The Ontario Coroner uses evidence-based decision making.
Ontario’s coroner renewed calls for mandatory side guards on trucks Wednesday, hours after a 25-year-old woman was crushed almost to death beneath the wheels of a truck in downtown Toronto.But the federal government has no plans to change the rules: Not enough evidence this would save lives, Transport Canada says.
It isn’t yet clear how the cyclist collided with, and was subsequently caught and dragged by, the truck near the corner of Dundas and Spadina. She was trapped for several minutes before paramedics could free her and rush her to hospital; she sustained serious lower-body injuries.