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