The collision remains under investigation by the Toronto Police. According to early reports, the pedestrian was crossing the street appropriately when she was struck by a tanker truck that was attempting to make a right turn.
To date, there has been an increase in the number of fatal pedestrian accidents in Toronto as compared to last year. There are usually more pedestrian accidents in the late fall and winter months due to the reduced daylight. There is also generally an increase in pedestrian accidents, when it is raining or overcast.
In urban areas like Toronto, motorists need to be extra cautious to avoid striking a pedestrian or cyclist. Nonetheless, we see too often that drivers are in a hurry and speed through urban and residential areas. I am always astonished when I see people speeding through urban areas or parking lots. These are places where their is an expectation of high pedestrian traffic, so care should be taken to drive slowly and cautiously.
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