In already a record year for auto/pedestrian collisions, another staggering statistic was added over the course of Wednesday night/Thursday morning: Fourteen pedestrians were struck by cars between 6 p.m. on Wednesday and 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, said Toronto police Const. Clint Stibbe.
One incident sent an 18-year-old man to hospital with serious injuries. The crash happenedjust before 7:30 a.m. at Islington Ave. and The Queensway. Another woman suffered life-threatening injuries in another collision on College St. near Palmerston Blvd. around 8 p.m. on Wednesday. Another pedestrian who was struck by a different vehicle at the intersection was also taken to hospital, said Toronto police.
Soggy conditions in the GTA overnight were likely a factor in many of the collisions, says Toronto Police.
Toronto Police Constable, Glenn Stibbe, joins the Afternoon Drive to discuss why there were so many collisions, and what the city plans to do to prevent these kinds of collisions from taking place.