Nov 21, 2017
By Jane Brown
November continues to be the deadliest month on the roads for pedestrians.
Two people have died after they were struck by vehicles Monday night in separate incidents in Mississauga and Brampton.
In Mississauga, a 41 year old man was struck while crossing mid block at about 9 o’clock in the Dixie Road and Bloor Street area. He was later pronounced dead in hospital.
The second fatality, in Brampton, happened about a half-hour later in the Queen Street West and Mississauga Road area as a man in his 20s was crossing at mid block.
No names have been released and Peel Police have not yet indicated if charges will be laid in either incident.
Earlier this month, Toronto Police launched a pedestrian safety campaign called Step Up and Be Safe.
More than half of pedestrian deaths are people 55 and older because older people are more likely to die of their injuries.
In Toronto, the Vision Zero Road Safety Plan is a five year initiative that aims to reduce traffic injuries and deaths to zero. It went into effect in January.