Five pedestrians hit within two hours this morning in Toronto

Nov 3 2017, 9:56 pm

The Toronto Police are urging drivers to drive carefully after five pedestrians were stuck within two hours this morning.

Constable Clinton Stibbe shared the news on Twitter this morning, saying that we all need to work together to make roads safe and that communication is key to safety.

According to Constable Stibbe, there have already been 1418 pedestrian collisions within the city so far in 2017.

This morning’s incidents have left one person is in life-threatening condition after a crash at Dufferin Street and Steeles Avenue.

Another person was injured in a hit and run near Albion Road and Finch Avenue West, Toronto Police are now looking for the driver of a white pickup truck.

Other accidents included pedestrians being struck near Jane Street and Harding Avenue, as well as Burbank Drive and Sheppard Avenue East and Bloor and Ossington, but police have yet to release the status on injuries.

With the daylight savings happening this weekend hours are becoming shorter, so not only is it harder to see pedestrians, but people may also be experiencing disorientation similar to jet lag due to the time change.

Drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists all need to be extra cautious when on the roads, especially in the early morning when it’s still dark outside.

Pedestrians need to pay attention and remain undistracted, while always ensuring they make eye contact with drivers before crossing busy intersections.

If you do plan on walking when it’s dark outside, try to wear lighter or reflective clothing.

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