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Is the weather to blame for high number of pedestrian accidents?

Pedestrian accidents happen throughout the province of Ontario all too frequently. When they do, the pedestrians involved often end up seriously injured. While there are many reasons accidents of this nature could occur, as is the case with virtually any incident involving a vehicle, the weather can play a role. According to a report recently shared by the Weather Network, late last month, the weather is believed to have contributed to a high number of pedestrian accidents in Mississauga’s neighbor, Toronto. 

Could targeted publicity effectively reduce pedestrian accidents?

Auto-pedestrian accidents are a serious problem in the GTA and across Canada, and it can be difficult to understand why. After all, every driver has the legal duty to take reasonable care, and all they need do to avoid hitting pedestrians is to watch for them and STOP.

As children return to school pedestrian traffic increases

In the fall there are many changes that take place in households with school aged children. The biggest is of course that children go back to school after a summer vacation. After a period of time with children out of school, drivers throughout the GTA may not be prepared for the increased traffic around schools. This traffic consists not only of vehicles, but pedestrians as well. Some of those pedestrians are small children who may be difficult for other drivers to see.

Elderly pedestrians at highest risk of death following accident

Throughout the Toronto area individuals walk to get from one place to another. Whether someone walks as a mode of transportation or for exercise, there are certain dangers related to the activity. One of those dangers is being struck by a vehicle.

Protest highlights Toronto area bicycle accidents

Cycling is a popular form of transportation in the Toronto area. While some use the mode of transportation strictly to get from one point to another, others participate in the activity for recreation or exercise. Whatever the reason someone hops on a bicycle, when they are involved in a collision with a vehicle, the outcome can be devastating.

Driver charged in hit-and-run that injured teen pedestrians

Ontario authorities have laid charges against a 41-year-old driver who allegedly struck two teenage pedestrians in Pelham and fled the scene on April 3. The incident occurred at approximately 2:20 a.m., according to Niagara Regional Police.

48-year-old Ontario man perishes on roadside

On March 6, a 48-year-old man from Toronto died after getting out of his car near the intersection of Highway 400 and Highway 401. According to reports, he exited his vehicle so that he could attend to a flat tire. It is unclear how long he was stopped before another car ran into him. The collision occurred at around 3 a.m., just two hours before a similar incident took place in Mississauga.

4-way intersections and pedestrians

Pedestrians who are crossing roads in Ontario might want to pay special attention to their surroundings at four-way stops that are not controlled by traffic lights. Because vehicles and pedestrians at these kinds of intersections must use their own discretion, the first-come, first-served system can have some grey areas.

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