October 29th, 2012 | Comments (0)
Trouble for a teenager with a lead foot. Police say the teen was caught doing 170 kilometres/hour in a 70 zone along Keele Street at Teston Road. The vehicle was seized and the teen charged with stunt driving.
October 28th, 2012 | Comments (0)
Alcohol has been deemed a factor in a crash on the 427 early Sunday. According to the OPP, the vehicle rolled onto its side while heading to the west 401 around 6:00 a.m. The driver, who faces impaired driving charges, and two passengers have been taken to Sunnybrook hospital.
October 26th, 2012 | Comments (0)
Attention all motorists. There will be a full closure of Highway 401 eastbound collectors from Avenue Road to Bayview Avenue starting 11 p.m. Sunday until 5:30 a.m. Monday. The closure is for construction, and motorists are advised to plan alternate routes.
Meanwhile, Highway 401 westbound express lanes will be reduced to one lane from Islington Avenue to Kipling Avenue, from 10 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Monday.
Also closed due to construction, is the off-ramp from Highway 427 southbound to the Queensway eastbound and westbound, from 10 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Monday. The onramp to Highway 427 southbound at Dundas Street eastbound will be closed as a result.
October 25th, 2012 | Comments (0)
A Road closure for motorists to be aware of Highway 403 westbound from King Street to Aberdeen Avenue will be closed from midnight Thursday to 5 a.m. Friday for construction. Motorists are asked to plan alternate routes.
October 23rd, 2012 | Comments (0)
Attention motorists! There will be a nightly full closure of Highway 401 eastbound collectors lanes from the transfer east of Avenue Road to Leslie Street. The closure will run from 11 p.m. until 5:30 a.m. until October 25th for construction. Motorists are advised to plan alternate routes.
October 22nd, 2012 | Comments (0)
A couple road closures to let motorists aware of. There will be a full ramp closure of Highway 404 southbound to Highway 401 express and collectors from midnight Monday until 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, The closure will mean no access to the 401, however the HOV lanes will remain open. As well there will be a full closer of Highway 403 westbound from King Street to Aberdeen Avenue from Midnight Monday until 5 a.m. Tuesday. Motorists are asked to make alternate plans.
October 21st, 2012 | Comments (0)
A single-vehicle crash in Toronto’s east-end has claimed the life of one person. Police say the accident happened at about 4:00 am Sunday, on McNicoll Avenue near Birchmount Road. Officials say the car left the roadway and hit a tree. A passenger in the vehicle was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene. The 20 year old man’s name has not been released. The driver, 20 year old Hongyu Chen, from Toronto, suffered non-life threatening injuries and is now facing several charges, including impaired driving causing death. Any witnesses are urged to call police at 416-808-1900 or Crime Stoppers at 416-222-TIPS (8477).
October 20th, 2012 | Comments (0)
One person is dead, and another in hospital following a crash on the DVP. Officials say at about 5:15 Saturday morning, the driver of a pick-up truck, travelling southboud just south of Spanbridge Road, lost control and hit the guardrail. The 18 year old male driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene while a 19 year old male passenger is listed in stable condition in hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. There’s no word yet on possible charges. Any witnesses are urged to call police at 416-808-5400 or Crime Stoppers at 416-222-TIPS (8477).
October 18th, 2012 | Comments (0)
A heads up for motorists planning to take the 401 this weekend. The westbound express lanes from Islington tyo Kipling Avenue will be reduced to 1 lane beginning at 10 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Monday. Motorists are advised to plan alternate routes, and expect delays. As well, there will be a full closure of Highway 401 westbound express at Highway 409 starting 6p.m. Saturday until 6a.m. Monday.
October 17th, 2012 | Comments (7)
Durham Police have finally identified the suspect, in a kidnapping in Clarington and a 27 hour standoff in Whitby, as former Oshawa councillor Robert Lutczyk. Officials say a City of Oshawa staff member, identified by Mayor John Henry as Solicitor David Potts, was kidnapped Monday night, but managed to escape when Lutczyk was confronted by police prior to barricading himself inside a building just off Hopkins Street. Superintendent Brian Osborne says officers had to be very carefull, not knowing what kind of weapons were inside. Lutczyk finally surrendered peacefully at about 5:00 Wednesday morning. Police say it appears he was upset over some business dealings with the City of Oshawa. Lutczyk is facing numerous charges, including kidnapping and forcible confinement.
October 16th, 2012 | Comments (0)
More than 154,000 Ford Fiesta’s are being recalled because of a problem with the side air bags. The automaker says if the front passenger seat is empty, the side air bag won’t inflate to protect rear-seat passengers in some crashed. The recall affects model years 2011-2013 which were built in Mexico from November 2009 to September of 2012. Dealerships can reset the computer that controls the side airbag.
October 15th, 2012 | Comments (0)
A great opportunity for teen drivers and their worried parents. CAA has launched a new online driving resource aimed to start young drivers off on the right foot. DriveRight features useful reminders, tips, questions and do’s and don’t s that parents and new drivers can refer to. According to CAA, motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death among Canadian teens. To check out the new program, click here.