Toronto police have issued a public safety alert for the city

Oct 12 2017, 7:11 pm

After an alarming number of vehicle collisions in and around the city, Toronto police have issued a public safety alert urging the public to be more cautious.

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

These serious incidents included a collision between a double-decker bus and a car in Cabbagetown Wednesday evening that sent a female bus driver to hospital with serious injuries.

Other reported collisions included a man in his seventies being taken to a trauma centre following a collision at Old Park and Wembley roads shortly before 8 pm.

As the evening continued, around 7:30 pm a female cyclist was struck and seriously injured, which was followed by a pedestrian being struck at Ellesmere Road and Dundalk Drive in Dorset Park.

Toronto Traffic Services Const. Clint Stibbe also took to Twitter to voice his concerns, asking drivers to use “extra caution” when driving in the rain as pedestrian and cyclist safety is “in your hands.”

As we head into the wet and rainy parts of fall, pedestrians, cyclists and drivers all need to be extra cautious, especially when on the roads at night.

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

Stay safe out there, Toronto.

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