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Pedestrian dies after being struck by vehicle in Scarborough

BT Toronto | posted Monday, Aug 26th, 2019

A pedestrian has died after being struck by a vehicle in Scarborough.

Emergency crews were called to the scene from before 8:40 p.m. on Sunday to Kingston Road and Morningside Avenue.

The victim’s injuries were very serious and paramedics administered CPR, but he was pronounced dead on the scene.

The vehicle involved remained on the scene.

Roads in the area are expected to be closed for several hours as police investigate.

Police investigating possible poison left in Joel Weeks Parkette

BT Toronto | posted Monday, Aug 26th, 2019

Toronto police are investigating after there were reports of poison possibly being left in the Joel Weeks Parkette in Riverside.

Officers were called by several dog owners about a possible hazardous material being distributed in the park at 10 Thompson Street.

The delivery method of the substance is still unknown.

They are asking for the public’s help in identifying the person responsible for leaving the harmful substance.

Two residents whose dogs became sick shortly after visiting the parkette over the last month are warning others about the possible poisonings.

Emilia Hogan took her two-year-old French Bulldog, Ola, to the park on Wednesday and said she picked something up with her mouth in one of the grassy areas of the park and immediately started foaming at the mouth.

Two days later, she took Ola to the vet after her stool had turned black. The vet said her kidney levels were elevated, which could signify that she had been poisoned.

Hogan’s dog is expected to recover, but another pet owner wasn’t so lucky.

Rob Poizner’s six-year-old Chihuahua mix, Honey, began showing signs of an illness two weeks ago. He made an appointment to see a veterinarian last Monday, but she passed away just hours before the appointment.

He said he almost exclusively walked her at Joel Weeks Parkette and said on Friday he began hearing rumours of multiple dogs getting sick after being there.

Residents and dog walkers in the area also claim they’ve heard similar stories in the past week about dogs reportedly becoming ill and two other dogs apparently dying after being taken to the neighbourhood parkette.

Hogan said she won’t be taking Ola back to the Parkette again.

Animal Services has also launched an investigation.

1 dead, 1 arrested in Oakville incident

BT Toronto | posted Monday, Aug 26th, 2019

Homicide is investigating after a 74-year-old man died after an incident in Oakville.

Halton police were called to the scene at a home on Marine Drive just after 8 p.m. Sunday.

When they arrived, the senior was found with obvious signs of trauma. He was later pronounced dead.

A 40-year-old man was taken into custody at the scene without any incident.

Police won’t say how the two men are connected but said they did know each other.

The accused, whose name has not been released, will appear in court on Monday.

EB Hwy. 401 express closed near Bayview due to crash

BT Toronto | posted Monday, Aug 26th, 2019

The express lanes of the eastbound Highway 401 are closed from east of Bayview Avenue to Highway 404 due to a multi-vehicle crash.

OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said police were dealing with an initial crash at the 404/Don Valley Parkway exit, when a transport truck slammed into another transport truck. A passenger vehicle was also involved.

The initial crash happened near the Leslie Street exit around 1 a.m. Monday. The second crash took place just before 5 a.m.

“Traffic was slowing down slightly in the area, a transport truck came in from behind, went by at least three MTO and OPP vehicles that had their lights flashing warning motorists to slow down, unfortunately this truck did not,” Schmidt said on Periscope.

“It slammed into the back of another transport truck that was loaded with some sort of carbon material, which has spilled all across the highway.”

The driver of the transport truck that triggered this pileup was taken to hospital with minor injuries and has been charged with careless driving.

The cleanup is expected to continue past 7 a.m.

Man charged with murder in death of Brampton man

BT Toronto | posted Friday, Aug 23rd, 2019

Peel police have made an arrest in the ninth homicide of the year that happened earlier this summer.

Police were called to an industrial unit on Advance Boulevard in the area of Dixie Road and Steeles Avenue East on July 5 to check on the well-being of a man.

Police say a man was discovered with obvious signs of trauma. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim was been identified as Ajay Chibber, 54, of Brampton.

On Thursday, Churaman Ramgadoo, 48, of Brampton was arrested and charged with second-degree murder.

He remains in custody pending a bail hearing.

3 women, 1 child injured in collision at College and Bay

BT Toronto | posted Friday, Aug 23rd, 2019

Four people were injured in a crash downtown on Thursday afternoon, including a child.

Police and paramedics responded to a collision in the Bay and College streets area around 3:20 p.m.

Three women and a child were taken to hospital with injuries varying in severity.

Two of the women were pedestrians and one of them is in life-threatening condition while the other is in serious condition. The third woman was driving one of the three vehicles involved in the collision and suffered minor injuries. The child was taken to SickKids hospital but suffered only minor injuries.

The other two drivers remained on scene and possibly suffered some minor injuries as well.

Photos and video from the scene show that the three vehicles involved were a black pickup truck, a white Toyota Corolla and a black Toyota Highlander SUV.

Police say the Highlander ran a red light while the other two vehicles were travelling westbound and caused a chain reaction. There is no indication of nefarious intent.

The Highlander has an Uber sticker in the windshield. Uber says the driver’s access to the app has been revoked and they are cooperating with authorities.

A witness on scene tells 680 NEWS he heard a “major bang” and saw “debris flying everywhere” as he was finishing lunch on College Street.

Trevor says the Highlander struck the Toyota in a t-bone fashion on the left side and both suffered “substantial damage.” The pickup truck involved did not sustain much damage, he said. In addition, he says he saw that the child was in a stroller and was rushed to SickKids before paramedics arrived on scene.

The area was closed to traffic for the scene investigation up to one block in all directions from the intersection but has seen reopened.

Streetcars on Carlton and College streets were also detouring during the investigation but service resumed shortly before 8 p.m.

Any witnesses are asked to contact police.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story said the female driver involves is a minor. This has been corrected to accurately reflect that she is an adult.

Man, 19, dies a week after Hwy. 407 crash

BT Toronto | posted Friday, Aug 23rd, 2019

A 19-year-old man rushed to hospital after a crash on Highway 407 last week has died.

OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt tweeted on Thursday the man had died as a result of his injuries.

Police were called to the collision in a westbound lane of the highway, just past Pine Valley shortly after 7 p.m. last Thursday.

Schmidt says a sedan was travelling westbound when it broke down in a live lane of traffic. Soon after, it was rear ended by another vehicle, pushing it forward and critically injuring the driver.

He was taken to a trauma centre with critical injuries. The male driver of the other vehicle was uninjured and remained on scene.

Schmidt says the investigation is still ongoing and anyone who may have witnessed the crash or has dash cam footage of the incident is asked to contact police.

Toronto-bound QEW closed at Trafalgar for crash, police investigation

BT Toronto | posted Friday, Aug 23rd, 2019

All lanes of the Toronto-bound QEW are closed at Trafalgar Road in Oakville after a fiery multi-vehicle crash overnight involving a tractor-trailer.

It happened just before midnight on Thursday.

The crash involved as many as seven vehicles

Police said one of the cars was pinned against a concrete barrier by the tractor-trailer.

The tractor-trailer then caught on fire.

Both vehicles were badly burnt.

OPP say one person was pronounced dead at the scene.

Several people were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

There has been no word on injuries.

The OPP said the lanes remain closed for the police investigation. The reopening time is unknown.

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