Another 6 pedestrians hit on Toronto streets - Diamond and Diamond Lawyers

Another 6 pedestrians hit on Toronto streets

It was a sad day for Toronto and its residents. In a span of only a few hours (between 4:40 and 6:30 pm), five pedestrians were hurt after being struck by vehicles. A sixth pedestrian was struck early Wednesday morning.

One of those struck include a 70-year-old woman who unfortunately suffered injuries to the head and face. This happened near the intersection of Dundas and Dupont streets by a pickup truck who fled the scene. She is listed in critical condition.

Drivers who fail to remain at the scene of an accident, or “Hit and Run” accidents can be charged by police either under the, depending upon the situation, Criminal Code of Canada for “Failing to stop at the scene of the accident” or under the Highway Traffic Act of Ontario for “Failing to Remain at the scene of the accident”.

According to CBC News:

“Police say a 54-year-old woman was then hit around 6:30 p.m. by a sport utility vehicle near Victoria Park Avenue and St. Clair Avenue East. She is listed in serious condition.

Three other pedestrians who were hit in separate incidents suffered minor injuries.

Shortly before 8 a.m. on Wednesday, a sixth pedestrian — a 49-year-old woman crossing against the lights — sustained minor injuries after being struck by a vehicle near Avenue Road and St. Clair Avenue.

The spate of collisions comes one day after police launched a week-long pedestrian safety campaign.

Police say that due to the time change, November is traditionally the deadliest month of the year for pedestrians. It’s often rainy and gets dark earlier.”

If you find yourself in an accident, Diamond and Diamond Personal Injury Lawyers have the experience in helping accident victims and will get you the compensation that you deserve. If you’ve been injured, call us on our free injury hotline at 1-800-567-HURT (4878) orcontact us here.   

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