Pedestrian Accident Injuries
An alarming increase in pedestrian injuries and death in the GTA
A rash of pedestrian accidents in the GTA has been alarming to those people who choose to regularly walk as opposed to other modes of transportation. What has been more upsetting are the increased pedestrian fatalities which have arisen from these accidents.
With the continual increase in the number of automobiles in Ontario coupled with a rise in the number of inexperienced or inattentive drivers, we are seeing a marked upsurge in the number of pedestrians and cyclists struck by cars, vans, and trucks.
In Toronto alone, according to Toronto Police, 542 pedestrians and 541 cyclists were hit in the period between June and the end of September 2016. By the end of the year, 42 pedestrians had actually been killed, an increase over the previous year, 2015, in which 39 pedestrians died.
The chart below documents the alarming increase in fatalities since 2012:
Clearly pedestrian accidents, commonly involving motor vehicles, can result in serious injury and death.
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Sources: Toronto Star and Globe and Mail