Toddler saved after truck spins out of control
A woman was crushed to death while her toddler was pulled to safety from a stroller when an out-of-control semi-trailer plowed through a bus shelter during yesterday’s rush hour.
The family of four was standing in the shelter when the rig lunged toward them at about 4 p.m. at Warden and Lawrence Avenues.
The father yanked the toddler and the other child to safety, but the woman was struck and dragged along with the stroller.
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“People were crying at what they saw. I can’t control my own emotions right now,” said K.P. Parmar, a Tim Hortons employee, who was one of dozens of witnesses drawn to the horrifying scene.
Area residents were shocked, but not surprised, because the intersection is a feared high-speed danger zone despite studies, a traffic light, road improvements and red light cameras.
“It isn’t the nature of the intersection, but the drivers. It’s a problem of people driving too fast,” said Councillor Michael Thompson (Ward 37, Scarborough Centre), who came to the crash site.
Sent to hospital