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CARNAGE: 26+ People in Toronto / the GTA were killed by cars in October 2015

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Alongside BikingToronto, I also collect articles about the damage that car culture is doing to the families and lives of Torontonians.

Toronto Carnage isn’t an exhaustive list of the death and injuries that cars have wrought on this city, but it’s the articles that I’ve come across.

The articles below I’ve found during the last month and cover the completely avoidable deaths of at least 26 people.

 

yonge-college-crashHOMICIDE UNIT INVESTIGATING DOWNTOWN COLLISION

One person is dead after a collision at Yonge and College streets.

Mississauga Crash1 DEAD, 1 IN CHARGED WITH IMPAIRED DRIVING IN MISSISSAUGA CRASH

A 40-year-old man has been charged with impaired driving causing death following a fatal crash in Mississauga Friday morning.

77-YEAR-OLD MAN DIES CROSSING KEELE ST.

A 77-year-old man has died after being struck by a car while crossing a street in northwest Toronto.

Fatal crash on 401 in Pickering1 DEAD AFTER CAR REAR-ENDS TRUCK ON HIGHWAY 401 IN PICKERING

One person is dead after a car rear-ended a truck on Highway 401 in Pickering this morning.

‘WE NEED DRIVERS TO BE MORE AWARE’: 10 PEDESTRIANS HIT THIS MORNING

As many as 10 pedestrians have been struck by vehicles on Toronto streets this morning as heavy rain makes for a tricky commute.

THREE PEOPLE DEAD AFTER COLLISION ON HIGHWAY 404

The northbound lanes of Highway 404 from Elgin Mills Road to Stouffville Road are closed, according to OPP.

Cruiser rear-ended4 POLICE OFFICERS HURT AS 2 CRUISERS STRUCK

Four Toronto police officers sustained injuries in two separate but related incidents this morning.

1 DEAD, 2 IN CRITICAL CONDITION AFTER UXBRIDGE, ONT., CAR CRASH

A 22-year-old Whitby, Ont., man is dead and two other people in hospital with life-threatening injuries Saturday night following a two-car crash in Uxbridge in the morning.

2 TEENS KILLED IN VAUGHAN CRASH

Two teenagers are dead after a single-vehicle collision in Vaughan on Saturday night.

bus shelter crash scarboroughSCARBOROUGH BUS SHELTER CRASH SENDS 2 PEOPLE TO HOSPITAL

Two people, including a child, have been sent to hospital after a car crashed into a bus shelter Sunday in Scarborough.

TORONTO POLICE OFFICER STRUCK BY CAR SENT TO HOSPITAL

A Toronto police officer has been taken to hospital after he was struck by a vehicle while walking near Bloor Street West and Runnymede Road Sunday night.

PEDESTRIAN, MOTORCYCLIST KILLED IN SEPARATE MISSISSAUGA CRASHES

A pedestrian and a motorcyclist were killed in two separate accidents in Mississauga on Thursday night.

CHILD, 4, DEAD AFTER BEING STRUCK BY VEHICLE IN MARKHAM

York police say a four-year-old child is dead after being struck by a vehicle in Markham Thursday afternoon.

HIT AND RUN LEAVES PEDESTRIAN IN LIFE-THREATENING CONDITION

The collision happened in the Oak Ridges area of Richmond Hill.

ONE DEAD AFTER COLLISION WITH TRACTOR-TRAILER

Portions of Airport Rd. and Mayfield Rd. are closed as police investigate.

PEDESTRIAN KILLED IN BRAMPTON CRASH, DRIVER CHARGED

One man is dead and another in custody after a crash between a pedestrian and a vehicle in a Brampton parking lot Friday night.

MAN DIES AFTER LOSING CONTROL OF CAR IN OSHAWA

Durham Regional Police are investigating after a man was killed in a car crash Wednesday morning in Oshawa.

427 truck roll overALL HIGHWAY 427 RAMPS TO 401 WEST REOPEN AFTER 2 CRASHES

All of the previously closed Highway 427 ramps to the westbound Highway 401 have reopened after two collisions caused some delays on the roads this morning.

MOTORCYCLIST AIRLIFTED TO HOSPITAL AFTER CRASH IN VAUGHAN

York Regional Police have reopened roads near Major Mackenzie Drive and Weston Road after a serious crash Tuesday morning.

PICKERING MAN IN SERIOUS CONDITION AFTER A DUMP TRUCK HIT-AND-RUN

A 52-year-old man was found unconscious and lacking identification, police say.

MAN CHARGED WITH IMPAIRED DRIVING AFTER FATAL HIGHWAY 400 CRASH

A man faces multiple charges including impaired driving after police say he rear-ended a vehicle Sunday on Highway 400, killing one of the occupants and leaving three others injured.

PEDESTRIAN DEAD IN ETOBICOKE

A pedestrian died on scene after being struck by a car at Islington Ave. and Deerfoot Rd.

pedestrian deathPEDESTRIAN DIES AFTER BEING HIT BY 2 VEHICLES IN ETOBICOKE

A male believed to be in his 20s has been killed in Etobicoke after being hit by a vehicle Saturday evening and Islington Avenue is closed from The Westway to Eglinton Avenue West as police continue to investigate.​

CAR DRIVES INTO HOUSE NEAR WESTON RD. AND 401

A car drove into a house in the Weston Rd. and Hwy. 401 area Saturday afternoon. The driver was taken to Sunnybrook hospital.

CrashPEDESTRIAN FIGHTING FOR HIS LIFE AFTER NORTH YORK CRASH

A pedestrian is in hospital fighting for his life after he was struck while standing on the sidewalk by an SUV that had crashed into a taxi early Friday.

BRAMPTON TRUCK DRIVER CHARGED IN DEATH OF KINGSTON MOTORCYCLIST

Ontario Provincial Police have charged the driver of a tractor-trailer involved in a collision in May that killed a Kingston, Ont., motorcyclist.

WOMAN KILLED BY VEHICLE IN MISSISSAUGA

Roads closed in the area of Lakeshore Rd. and Seneca Ave.

THREE TO TRAUMA CENTRE AFTER CRASH AT MARTIN GROVE AND STEELES

Three people have been taken to a trauma centre in serious condition after a two-car crash at Martin Grove Rd. and Steeles Ave.

5-YEAR SENTENCE FOR IMPAIRED CRASH ‘DOESN’T FEEL LIKE JUSTICE’

Brian Wijeratne, who lost his father and sister in a horrific drunk driving crash, spoke to Metro Morning about stiffer sentencing for drunk drivers.

WIDOW WANTED LONGER SENTENCE IN DRUNK DRIVING CRASH THAT ‘DESTROYED’ FAMILY

The man convicted in a horrific drunk driving crash that killed two and seriously injured one in 2012 has been sentenced to five years in prison, but the victims’ family said that sentence should be far tougher.

CYCLIST HIT AT KING STREET WEST AND SUDBURY

A cyclist has been taken to hospital in serious, but non-life threatening condition after a collision involving a TTC bus and possibly another vehicle near King street west and Sudbury street.

MALE AIRLIFTED TO HOSPITAL WITH CRITICAL INJURIES AFTER BEING STRUCK BY DUMP TRUCK

A teenage male was airlifted to hospital with critical injuries after being struck by a dump truck in Vaughan, York Regional Police say.

TEN-YEAR-OLD BOY DIES IN HOSPITAL AFTER 20-VEHICLE CRASH THAT KILLED THREE OTHERS ON HIGHWAY NEAR WHITBY, ONT.

A fourth crash victim, a little boy, has died in hospital following a massive 20-vehicle pileup that injured more than a dozen people on a major highway east of Toronto

POLICE IDENTIFY VICTIMS OF AJAX CRASH

Allan Banks, 62, and Lewis Dennis Deszi, 56, were killed in the Sept. 23 collision.

‘ALL MY BABIES ARE DEAD,’ SAYS BRAMPTON MOTHER AT VISITATION FOR CHILDREN AND GRANDFATHER KILLED IN CRASH

Mourners gathered Sunday before the bodies of Daniel, Harry and Milly Neville-Lake as well as their grandfather in a Brampton funeral home.

York CrashVAUGHAN CRASH LEAVES FIRST RESPONDERS SEEKING PTSD HELP

A top paramedic says the fatal crash north of Toronto that killed 3 children and their grandfather had an unprecedented impact on the well being of first responders.



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