Dangerous morning for pedestrians

10 hit by vehicles during commute in the rain

This morning’s commute was a dangerous one with at least 10 collisions reported involving pedestrians, during stormy weather.

Most of the injuries were minor, mostly bumps and bruises, although a few involved broken bones. Police are asking both drivers and pedestrians to be extra cautious during their morning commute.

Ten collisions were reported during this morning’s commute, all before 8:30 a.m.:

  • Kipling Avenue and Rathburn Road
  • Dufferin Avenue and Wilson Road
  • Finch Avenue and Tapscott Road
  • Martingrove Road and Enterprise Avenue
  • Steeles and Birchmount avenues
  • Kipling and Evans avenues
  • Church and Shuter streets
  • Martingrove and Dixon avenues
  • Vaughan Road and Oakwood Avenue
  • Finch Avenue East and McCowan Road

Rainfall and flood warnings are in effect across the GTA. The area is expected to get up to 55 mm of rain, with winds as high as 80 km/h, according to Environment Canada.

Strong winds are expected to carry into tomorrow, and could cause tree damage and power outages across the city.