Comment 60807

By Michelle Martin (registered) - website | Posted March 08, 2011 at 21:01:19

sent the van ricocheting northwest - right into a fifteen-year-old boy on the sidewalk walking east to school. The boy was rushed to hospital but pronounced dead on arrival. No one else was injured.

It's ridiculous when a pedestrian can't feel safe on the sidewalk, for crying out loud.

We need to have a standardized, safer width for sidewalks, at least. There are stretches of sidewalk on King St. E that I avoid using, because cars pass too close for safety - if I slipped on patch of ice I might end up under a tire.

When my husband was a teenager, he was one of numerous volunteers in his parish who took turns assisting someone close to his age who had sustained massive and debilitating permanent brain damage due to head trauma sustained when he was hit by the side-view mirror of a cube van that drove past him as he walked on the sidewalk, a little too close to the curb, I guess.

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