Po­lice is­sue safety warn­ing af­ter more than 30 col­li­sions in a day

Toronto Star - - DEATHS, MEMORIALS | GREATER TORONTO - AN­NIE ARNONE STAFF RE­PORTER

Toronto po­lice have is­sued a safety warn­ing to driv­ers and pedes­tri­ans fol­low­ing a se­ries of re­cent col­li­sions in the city.

“We’ve re­sponded to over 30 col­li­sions since noon,” Const. David Hop­kin­son tweeted Wed­nes­day night. “Some in­volve se­ri­ous in­jury, please be cau­tious.”

In the past 24 hours, po­lice had re­sponded to sev­eral road-re­lated in­juries.

Po­lice were called to Old Park and Wem­b­ley Rds. in For­est Hill just be­fore 8 p.m. Wed­nes­day, af­ter an 84-year-old man was hit by a ve­hi­cle. He was taken to hospi­tal with life-threat­en­ing in­juries.

Less than an hour ear­lier, a wo­man driv­ing a dou­ble-decker tour bus sus­tained se­ri­ous in­juries af­ter crash­ing into a pole near Cab­bage­town.

One pedes­trian was also hit by a ve­hi­cle in the area of Dorset Park at about the same time and suf­fered non-life-threat­en­ing in­juries.

On Twit­ter, Const. Clin­ton Stibbe asked ev­ery­one to use ex­tra cau­tion dur­ing rainy weather con­di­tions Wed­nes­day night, adding that the safety of driv­ers, pedes­tri­ans and cy­clists is in the pub­lic’s hands.

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