Someone’s life is worth more than the convenience of a driver to get somewhere a couple minutes faster. Toronto needs to change.
On a clear Sunday this fall, Lydia Lebed was waiting her turn at a Kingsway intersection when the pickup truck in front of her vehicle hit a pedestrian.
The scene remains etched in her mind: the white hair of the 95-year-old victim; the tangerines the woman dropped when she was hit; a pair of broken glasses on the road.
The moment horrified her and left her “even more paranoid” about traffic. It also prompted her to write an anguished letter to Mayor John Tory, calling for more action on road safety.
More: The Globe and Mail