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Pedestrian accidents kill one, injure three

<p>One man was killed and a handful of others suffered severe injuries in separate Greater Toronto Area accidents involving pedestrians this weekend.</p>




One man was killed and a handful of others suffered severe injuries in separate Greater Toronto Area accidents involving pedestrians this weekend.





Ontario Provincial Police later arrested a man some distance away after a young man walking beside the 401 was fatally struck yesterday morning near Newcastle.





Police were sent to the 401 near Mill Street at about 5:45 a.m. after someone reported a deer had been run over, Const. Dave Woodford said. When officers arrived, they found the body of a 22-year-old Bowmanville man who had been walking on the side of the highway.





Investigators found tire marks and parts from a Volvo tractor-trailer at the scene. A tractor-trailer was later discovered near Grafton, Ont., and the driver was arrested and charged.





Just before noon yesterday, an elderly woman suffered head injuries after being hit by a car in northwest Toronto.





On Saturday afternoon, two people were rushed to hospital with serious injuries in separate incidents.





In one, a man somehow became pinned under his own car at a gas station on Danforth Avenue near Victoria Park Avenue, around 1:40 p.m. The man, 61, appears to have been walking behind his SUV — which was on a slight incline and likely had been placed in neutral — when it backed over him, police said. His wife then inadvertently rolled over the man again while trying to move the vehicle off. He was taken to hospital with severe chest injuries.





About 15 minutes later, a young woman crossing a street on the other side of the city was struck by a vehicle. The woman, 20, suffered serious injuries. Police say excessive speed was a factor.















Numbers


  • The city’s Traffic Management Centre said 11 pedestrians had been killed by vehicles as of July 31, compared to 30 for all of 2006.


 
 
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