Person dead after being hit, trapped under vehicle in Toronto

A person is dead after being struck and trapped under a vehicle in Toronto Wednesday afternoon. According to officials, the incident occurred at approximately 4:30 p.m. near Yonge Street and St. Clair Avenue. Two witnesses who spoke to CTV News...

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icarekindof
icarekindof
231 · 14 days ago · Reddit

how many more times does this have to happen before fucking someone, anyone, does something, anything about the abysmal and terrifying quality of driving and traffic enforcement in this city?

ILikeToThinkOutloud
ILikeToThinkOutloud
171 · 14 days ago · Reddit

Lived near that intersection for two years and people drive like idiots there. Nearly been hit several times myself from people who make left turns too early/​too late. God forbid they have to idle for a minute. I can't count how many times I've gone to cross the crosswalk to have some dude speed into the right turn lane, look left, and not stop as he turned.

It's honestly frightening.

fearnodarkness1
fearnodarkness1
163 · 14 days ago · Reddit

Guy was dragged a considerable distance. So unfortunate.

Knowing this intersection well, the guy made an illegal right turn up Yonge and judging by the work van and the fact he was dragged, buddy wasn’t paying attention.

Gut wrenching and avoidable

Accomplished_Scar717
Accomplished_Scar717
147 · 14 days ago · Reddit

This is very sad. It’s also 1 block from the CNIB hub for visually impaired people to socialize.

Leolorin
Leolorin
106 · 14 days ago · Reddit

Same intersection as a similar incident a few months ago.

mr_nonsense
mr_nonsense
98 · 14 days ago · Reddit

My condolences to the family and friends of the victim.

We knew this would happen because this city prioritizes moving personal vehicles quickly over the safety and comfort of everyone else. It will only keep happening if we don't see change.

canadagram
canadagram
74 · 14 days ago · Reddit

I was there right as emergency services were starting to arrive. The driver was an older guy, prob in his late 50s and was driving a Ferpac pickup truck. He was sitting on the bench outside Loblaws with police and looked shell-shocked. The cyclist and his bike were wedged under the truck and dragged 100+ft north on Yonge before it came to a stop. You could just see a leg sticking out from under the truck, a pretty horrific sight.

They jacked the truck up and got the guy out but when EMS didn't rush over to provide aid and they brought over a blanket we all collectively realized the guy was deceased. Seeing a mangled dead body laying in the middle of the road really puts life in perspective

WatercressPersonal60
WatercressPersonal60
52 · 14 days ago · Reddit

This must have happened a minute or two after I crossed this intersection myself (probably the very next light tbh). Saw EMS flying north up Yonge when I was a couple blocks south of St Clair. Crazy.

And surprise: the driver made an illegal no-look turn after the red. Go figure.

edit: I also made a last-second cross at the exact spot this happened. Coulda been me had that driver been at the intersection instead of one light's worth of time behind.

JeffBroccoli
JeffBroccoli
36 · 14 days ago · Reddit

I was at the intersection as police cars pulled up and the “keep back” tape was being unfurled. I could just about see the fire department attempting to raise the car off the ground

pickled_bean28
pickled_bean28
31 · 14 days ago · Reddit

So sad and so avoidable.

Take a few seconds to check, double check, triple check, before you make a turn.

Here4TheC0mm3nts
Here4TheC0mm3nts
18 · 14 days ago · Reddit

Omg. This is devastating. I walked out my dentist’s office moments after it happened, before rescue arrived. I almost got knocked over by someone running for help. I saw someone underneath the vehicle and prayed they would be ok. RIP. 😢