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July 12, 2018 12:31 AM There’s no tally of close calls on Toronto streets. So pedestrians are turning to #NearMissToronto

Abigail Pugh had just dropped her 9-year-old daughter off at school in Dufferin Grove when she witnessed a near miss. A driver didn’t see a boy crossing at a pedestrian crosswalk and slammed on the brakes, narrowly avoiding another headline-making tragedy. The experience spurred Pugh to create the hashtag and ensuing campaign #NearMissToronto. “I just decided 17

May 17, 2018 2:23 AM Nearly two years since Toronto announced Vision Zero, pedestrian and cyclist deaths are not declining

Within 24 hours of announcing the Vision Zero Challenge on Tuesday, a call for ideas on how Toronto can reach its target of eliminating traffic deaths, one cyclist was dead in the city and two were injured. The deceased cyclist — a man believed to be in his 50s who has not been identified by police — is the 89th pedestrian or cyclist to die on Toronto 85

April 9, 2018 12:05 PM Inquiry to begin reviewing how twin brothers died on Calgary bobsled track

Jordan and Evan Caldwell died in 2016 after they hit a gate while sliding down an Olympic luge-bobsled track at high speed. CALGARY — A fatality inquiry is convening today to begin reviewing how twin brothers died after sliding down an Olympic luge-bobsled track in Calgary more than two years ago. Jordan and Evan Caldwell, who were 17, were part of a larger 18

November 1, 2017 2:53 PM At least 2 dead in fiery highway pileup that sent drivers running for their lives

COOKSTOWN, Ont. -- At least two people have died in a 14-vehicle pileup that sent a wave of flames down a highway north of Toronto, prompting motorists to run for their lives, Ontario Provincial Police said Wednesday. Police said the number of fatalities may rise as they reach more vehicles involved in the fiery crash late Tuesday night on Highway 400 south 55

October 27, 2017 4:44 PM One person dead after three commercial trucks collide on Highway 401

CAMBRIDGE, Ont. -- One man is dead after a collision involving three commercial trucks on Ontario's busiest highway. OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said the crash took place Friday morning on a stretch of Highway 401 near Cambridge, Ont. It appeared one transport truck ran into the back of another, pushing it into the dump truck, which had slowed because of traffic 31

October 6, 2017 12:35 PM Service suspended on part of GO Transit Barrie line after person struck by train

Service has been halted along a portion of GO Transit’s Barrie line after a person was hit by a train near Barrie South GO Station. It is not immediately clear whether the person has been pronounced dead at this point, though GO Transit says that it is a “possible fatality.” Service on the Barrie line was initially suspended entirely, however trains 40

September 29, 2017 10:54 AM Climber from Wales killed in Yosemite National Park rock fall

A climber from Wales has been killed by a rock fall in Yosemite National Park in California. Andrew Foster, 32, originally from the Cheltenham area, was trapped while his wife, Lucy, 28, was seriously hurt when rocks fell from El Capitan. Park ranger Scott Gediman said it was a tragic situation of "wrong place, wrong time" for the Cardiff couple 26

September 25, 2017 4:16 PM Toronto-bound QEW reopens after deadly crash on Burlington Skyway

The Toronto-bound lanes of the QEW have reopened following a fatal crash on the Burlington Skyway this morning. OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said a motorcycle, pickup truck, minivan and two cars are among the vehicles involved and the driver of the motorcycle, identified as a 51-year-old woman from Hamilton, was pronounced dead at the scene. It is not clear 28

September 25, 2017 1:20 PM Toronto-bound QEW closed at Burlington Skyway after fatal crash

The Toronto-bound lanes of the QEW are closed at the Burlington Skyway this morning following a fatal five-vehicle crash. OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said a motorcycle, pickup truck, minivan and two cars are among the vehicles involved and the driver of the motorcycle, identified as a 51-year-old woman from Hamilton, was pronounced dead at the scene. It is not clear 29

September 21, 2017 10:27 AM Hurricane Maria thrashes Dominican Republic after ripping through Puerto Rico

Category 3 storm gains strength as it leaves Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria thrashed parts of the Dominican Republic with heavy rain and high winds as it passed near its east and north coasts early Thursday after making a direct hit on Puerto Rico, where it causes severe flooding and cut power to the island. Maria has killed at least 10 people while raging 22