Monday, April 13, 2009

Crash on Steeles sends 4 to hospital

Apr 12, 2009 08:59 PM
Precious Yutangco Staff Reporter - Toronto Star

Three children and one adult were taken to hospital following a three-vehicle crash in Scarborough that closed a stretch of Steeles Ave. E. for over five hours today.
One of the vehicles was turning left at the intersection of Steeles and Kelvingrove Aves. at around 1:30 p.m. when it was struck by oncoming traffic, said Toronto police.
A van carrying five people flipped on its side. Three children, between the ages of 5 and 9, and one adult were taken to North York General Hospital with minor injuries.
One child suffered a laceration to the head and was treated for minor injuries after experiencing dizziness and nausea.
An eight-month-old infant was also in the van but was unhurt.
They were visiting from Quebec, police said.
Details remain scarce but investigators from traffic services are at the scene trying to piece together what happened.
The accident shut down Steeles between Birchmount and Kennedy Rds.
It re-opened just before 7 p.m.

**Editor's Note**
Information from the scene was that the chidren's injuries were a direct result of improper use of child restraints. Witnesses are requested to call Traffic Services @ 416-808-1900


  1. How to find a carseat clinic in your area:

    • For central and eastern Ontario, call Transport Canada at 1-800-333-0371
    • For western Ontario, contact local public health units, found in the phone book's Blue Pages
    • In the Greater Toronto Area, contact St. John Ambulance or public health units

    Come on parents. There is no excuse for this kind of laziness.

  2. Thanks for the post. You can also call 416-808-1975. This is a dedicated phone line at Traffic Services for car seat information. Also, Toronto Police - Traffic Services Facebook page lists upcomming car seat inspection clinics.