- As our reporter headed this afternoon to Bloor Street in Yorkville, scene of last night's death of a cyclist, she encountered a new accident scene, this one felling a female bicycle courier near Bloor Street and Walmer Road. Here is her report:
As I arrived, paramedics had just taken away the courier. At the scene John C., a Toronto bike messenger for the past decade, leaned his bicycle against a lamp post and said, "I saw blood streaming from the left side of her head. I knew her – Amy – because we used to work together for the same courier company and I still see her on the road here and there. There's no words for this."
Meantime, Eleanor Levine, who lives in the neighbourhood and had just arrived by bike to the intersection, said the bottom line is that Bloor Street needs bike lanes.
John, the courier, said he knew Darcy Allan Sheppard, 33, the courier killed last night after an "altercation between a cyclist and a driver on Bloor Street West."
Thanks to @Gavin_Smith on twitter for the tip. :)