The lady who was killed whereas biking on Bloor Road on Wednesday liked to trip her bike and all the time adopted the principles, her son says.
Dalia Chako, 58, not too long ago moved to Toronto and did not stay removed from the bustling Annex intersection — at Bloor Road West and St. George Road — the place she was fatally struck by a flatbed truck. Police are nonetheless investigating the lethal crash however stated the driving force remained at the scene.
To this point, 4 cyclists have been struck and killed this yr in Toronto.
Skylor Brummans, Chako’s son, says his mother all the time used her bike to get round, however knew her limits and was cautious close to site visitors.
“From what I’ve gathered and what I have been informed she was continuing as she ought to have been, doing everything right,” he informed CBC Toronto by cellphone.
Brummans says he believes the truck driver concerned within the crash simply wasn’t on the lookout for cyclists throughout a flip, which led to the collision. Nevertheless, he says he would not wish to heap blame on the driving force, calling the complete scenario a “tragedy.”
“I am not seeking to break folks’s lives or something like that.”
As a substitute, Brummans, who is about to fly to Toronto from Minnesota within the coming days, says he hopes his mom’s demise results in extra compassion amongst all street customers within the metropolis, or at least a reminder to all the time look out for cyclists and pedestrians.
“I want folks would simply be somewhat bit extra conscious,” he stated.
“The picture of my mother’s bike mangled, whereas it is extraordinarily unhappy and was very arduous to see … that is the consequence in case you do not look.”