July 16th, 2013 | Comments (0)
A pair of motorcycle riders remain in hospital after a crash in Whitby. Durham Police say the bike collided with a vehicle at Garrard and Rossland Roads Monday afternoon, just after 4:30 p.m.. The 49-year-old passenger on the bike was taken to a Toronto hospital, where she is in serious but stable condition; while the 48-year-old driver remains hospitalized. The 17-year-old driver of the vehicle was uninjured. No word on any possible charges.
July 15th, 2013 | Comments (0)
Road closures will remain in effect for some Toronto streets, following a fire. Toronto Police say it happened in the Broadview Avenue and Gerrard Street area, Saturday. City engineers are still determining the structural integrity of the involved buildings, and for safety reasons, the following roads will be shut down:
-northbound and southbound traffic on Broadview Avenue from First Avenue to Simpson Avenue
-eastbound and westbound traffic from Hamilton Street to Boulton Avene
The following TTC routes are also being diverted:
- 504 King streetcar diverting both ways via Dundas Street East and Broadview Avenue
- 505 Dundas streetcar diverting eastbound via Broadview Avenue and Queen Street East
- 506 Carlton streetcar diverting both ways via Parliament Street, Queen Street East and Coxwell Avenue.
July 11th, 2013 | Comments (0)
Police are asking for help to find a driver, who failed to the remain at the scene of a two-vehicle collision in Ajax. Officers say it happened on Wednesday, around 3 p.m., at Kingston Road and Ritchie Avenue. A 39-year-old woman suffered serious, but non-life threatening injuries as a result. Investigators say a man was driving the van, that made a sudden left turn, cutting off traffic, and was subsequently hit by the woman’s Mazda3. The suspect’s vehicle is described as white, possibly a GMC Safari work van with solid rear doors and the word “SERVICE” written in black lettering near the rear. It’s believed damages from the collision will be on the passenger’s side of the van. The driver is described as white and in his 30′s. Anyone with information is being asked to call police at 1-888-579-1520 ext 2521 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).
July 11th, 2013 | Comments (0)
Police are looking for witnesses following a collision involving a TTC bus. Officers say it happened on Monday around 5:15 p.m., when a 69-year-old pedestrian was trying to cross at McCowan, north of Kenhatch Boulevard. The man was stuck by the bus, and suffered serious injuries. Anyone with information is being asked to call police at 416-808-1900 or Crime Stoppers at 416-222-TIPS (8477).
July 9th, 2013 | Comments (0)
A record amount of rain drenched the GTA on Monday night, flooding highways and causing massive power outages. The storm hit shortly before the busy afternoon rush hour, leaving sections of several streets and highways under water, stranding plenty of motorists. Environment Canada Meteorologist Mark Schuster says it was officially the rainiest day ever recorded at Pearson Airport, with 126-millimetres touching down. The staggering total eclipsed the previous record that was set by the remnants of Hurricane Hazel in 1954. At its peak, hundreds of thousands of residents, particularly in Toronto and Mississauga lost power. Some safety tips have been sent out by Toronto Hydro for residents who may have a flooded basement. Homeowners are encouraged to check that all appliances, mainly stove tops, that were ‘on’ at the time of the power outage are now turned off to avoid a fire hazard. All customers should also stay clear of any downed wires as they could be energized. Report this safety hazard to 416-542-8000 or call 911. Meantime, a GO Transit train on the Richmond Hill line was stranded in floodwaters and it took police and firefighters about seven hours to bring everyone to dry ground aboard small inflatable boats. For complete updates on all services, click on the links below.
July 8th, 2013 | Comments (0)
One person is in critical condition after a collision in Whitby, Monday morning. Police say it happened just before 7 a.m., on Brock Street North and Dryden Boulevard. The Jeep, driven by a 47-year-old Whitby resident, was northbound on Brock Street, when it veered off the road and collided with a utility pole. A witnesses found the driver unconscious, after a fire had engulfed the engine, and called EMS. Police have not released the name of the victim.
July 7th, 2013 | Comments (3)
It was violent Saturday evening in Whitby on the roads. One person is dead and another four hurt, after a head-on crash. Officers say it happened near Lakeridge and Highway 7. Police are not releasing information about the victim, or the severity of injuries the survivors suffered. That intersection was closed off for several hours for an investigation, but has since reopened.
July 5th, 2013 | Comments (0)
Highway 401 westbound collectors will be closed from Allen Road to west of Keele Street tonight at 11 p.m. until tomorrow morning at 8:00 a.m. The closure means motorists travelling westbound will be pushed into the express lanes at Allen Road, the on-ramp from Allen Road will be closed until 8:00 a.m., and on and off-ramps from Dufferin Street and Keele Street will be closed until 8:00 a.m.
July 5th, 2013 | Comments (0)
A 55-year-old woman is facing charges after a crash that sent a car careening into two pedestrians on the sidewalk.Police say a car ran a red light and struck another vehicle in Markham on Thursday night. One of the vehicles then ricocheted into two women, killing one of them and wounding the other. Shabana Ahmed of Markham has been charged with three counts of dangerous driving.
June 28th, 2013 | Comments (0)
A two-vehicle crash on the eastbound 401 has left one man dead. Police say the collision occurred at Dixon Road just before 3:00 a.m. According to OPP Sergeant Dave Woodford, a car rear-ended a tractor trailer. The victim hasn’t been identified, but officials say he was in his 20s. The busy highway was shut down for more than four hours.
June 27th, 2013 | Comments (0)
Police forces from around the GTA will be keeping a close eye on commercial motor vehicles for the next couple of days. On Thursday and Friday, officers from the OPP, as well as Peel, Toronto, York and Halton will be participating in the summer commercial motor vehicle safety initiative. Officials say the goal is to maintain safe roads and ensure that transport vehicles are mechanically fit.
June 20th, 2013 | Comments (0)
Over 300 charges were laid by the OPP during a commercial truck safety blitz. Officers launched a 24 hour campaign on Monday, targeting unsafe driving behaviour or poorly maintained trucks. In total, 318 tickets were issued with over 100 for equipment infractions and 86 for speeding. The remaining charges were related to use of out-of-service vehicles, seat belt use, along with impaired driving and other criminal offences.