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Coroner to review Ontario cycling deaths

Ontario’s Coroner is planning to look into cycling deaths in Ontario:

On Monday, Ontario’s chief coroner announced that his office will investigate five years’ worth of cycling deaths in the province with the hope of preventing deaths like Carriere’s while also making the roads safer for people like Holtz.

The first ever province-wide review of cycling deaths will examine fatalities from 2006 to 2010, try to identify common factors and make recommendations to prevent future deaths. Coroner’s inquests do not assign blame or make any judicial findings.

A Coroner’s inquest was also completed in 1998 that looked at Toronto cycling fatalities, and brought about such things as new bikelanes in the city.  Another thing that proceeding recommended (that did not come to fruition) were sideguards on large trucks.

 Read more at the Toronto Star.

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