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Toronto’s first fatal collision of 2018 occurs in East York

Speed may be factor in death of 38-year-old man at Bayview and Pottery, police say

A Toronto man, 38, is dead after his car rolled into the ditch on Bayview Avenue north of Pottery Road in East York — the first fatal collision of the new year.

Around 1:30 a.m. on Jan. 1, a man driving a BMW on Bayview, hit the centre median and crossed over onto the northbound lanes where it rolled into a ditch, police said.

“We are looking at speed as a factor in the collision,” Const. Clint Stibbe said.

The speed limit on Bayview Avenue went from 60 km/h to 50 km/h on June 6 as part of the city of Toronto’s new Road Safety Plan.

The statement also said, “Concerns have been expressed about the disparity between the speed limit and the speeds at which drivers are travelling.”

City council recently returned the speed on Bayview south of Pottery Road to 60 km/h.