Two people were hit by buses this weekend, part of an unfortunate trend of pedestrian injuries and deaths in Toronto over the past several weeks.
Around 6am Sunday, a woman was crossing on a green light at Dufferin and Bloor streets when she was struck by a Can-Ar Coach bus turning left. She was transported to hospital with minor injuries.
Charges are pending against the 57-year-old driver, who said she did not see the pedestrian.
And on Saturday around 4:30pm, a TTC bus ran into a young man as he was crossing Lawrence Avenue East near the Rouge Hill GO station. Police say he was talking on his cell phone at the time.
He was taken to hospital with minor bruising and a cut on his head.
Just a week ago, a 35-year-old man – also reportedly using a cell phone – stepped in the path of a TTC streetcar as he was crossing Queen Street East near Broadview Avenue. He died in hospital a short time later.
In an effort to bring awareness to the problem, police launched a four-day safety blitz last week, issuing almost 300 tickets to pedestrians and drivers and warning many others.
Fourteen pedestrians have been killed on GTA roads this year.