A video making the rounds on Reddit and Youtube captures a car running a red light and nearly hitting one other car and two pedestrians on a crosswalk within the metropolis’s northwest finish.
The video, uploaded from a witness’s dashcam on Tuesday, reveals the black sedan crashing into fencing after plowing throughout the sidewalk close to Steeles Avenue West and Gihon Spring Drive.
The crash, confirmed by Toronto Police, occurred shortly earlier than three p.m. on Tuesday.
“The pedestrians on this explicit case would’ve by no means seen this car coming,” stated Const. Clint Stibbe of Toronto Police’s Site visitors Providers.
The pedestrians on this explicit case would’ve by no means seen this car coming.– Const. Clint Stibbe, Toronto Police Site visitors Providers
In line with Stibbe, the driver will face expenses as he was mere ft away from inflicting a “double fatality.”
Stibbe is urging each drivers and pedestrians to take further care on the roads. Up to now this yr in Toronto, 18 pedestrians and cyclists have been killed in collisions with autos.
He says the pedestrians within the video are fortunate they did not meet the identical destiny.
“It boils all the way down to the pedestrians being very lucky and on this explicit case, a driver making a mistake.”