20080614/多伦多两华裔女性午夜过街遇车祸身亡

虽然电视台和电台的新闻稿中没有写明Pharmacy Ave/ Gordon Baker Rd(Steeles 与 McNichol 之间)车祸中两个遇难的女性来自何处,但CP24电视台在新闻报道中称,死亡者的家人正准备从中国前来奔丧。

Two Dead In Collision On Pharmacy
Saturday June 14, 2008
CityNews.ca Staff
A simple trip home from work turned deadly for two Toronto women Saturday morning.

The pair, 26 and 28, was crossing Pharmacy Ave north of McNichol just after midnight when the terrible collision occurred. They were headed from an auto parts plant to their home nearby.

A vehicle heading south hit the two women, killing them at the scene. The driver immediately got out of the car to help, but the frantic efforts couldn’t save their lives.

Gary Smith arrived at the scene a short time later, and was stunned by what he saw.

“I just saw them lying on the road,” Smith recalled later Saturday. “I checked the one’s pulse … they both looked dead to me.”

Police say neither speed nor alcohol is to blame for the tragedy, but aren’t sure yet what the exact cause is.

“One motor vehicle was proceeding southbound in a lane behind another vehicle, entered the curb lane and probably didn’t have a great opportunity to see the pedestrians,” said Traffic Services Sgt. Brian Bowman.

The victims are Toronto’s 23rd and 24th collision fatalities of 2008. Flowers now mark the scene (pictured), which locals charge has long been in need of enhanced traffic safety measures.

Scarborough-Agincourt City Councillor Mike Del Grande has asked for an additional set of traffic lights in the past, but no such installation has followed.

“I believe the traffic engineer said that the lights were not warranted at this intersection,” he said Saturday.

If you saw anything, call Traffic Services at 416-808-1900 or Crime Stoppers to remain anonymous at 416-222-TIPS (8477).

http://www.citynews.ca/news/news_23803.aspx

Two pedestrians dead after struck in city’s east-end

Saturday, June 14, 2008 – 12:06 PM
By: Maricel Dicion

Toronto – Two young women were hit and killed by a car in the city’s east-end, Saturday.

Police said the victims were jay walking across Pharmacy Avenue at Gordon Baker Road when they were struck, just after midnight.

According to Staff Sgt. Andy Norrie from Traffic Services this incident was not a hit-and-run. “The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene. We’re not looking for any other involved parties. We are investigating the circumstances of the crash. And at this time our investigation does not reflect alcohol or speed being a factor.”

The victims both females – ages 26 and 28 – were pronounced dead at the scene.

“These are all preventable crashes either by the driver or by the actual pedestrian,” added Sgt. Norrie.

Police are not releasing the victims’ names at this time. They are the city’s 23rd and 24th traffic related deaths of the year.

http://680news.com/news/local/article.jsp?content=20080614_091211_1716

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