Saturday, June 6, 2009

Driver loses control, hits pedestrian

Charges are pending in a Howard Park Avenue and Parkside Drive car crash involving a Dodge Viper striking a another vehicle and a pedestrian Thursday evening around 9:30 p.m.

The 32-year-old driver of the Viper was travelling west on Howard Park Avenue and turning south onto Parkside Drive when he lost control of his vehicle, according to Const. Wendy Drummond.

"It entered into the northbound lane of Parkside Drive, mounted the east curb and struck a 26-year-old woman then a house at the corner of Constance Street and Parkside Drive," said Drummond.

The woman sustained serious, but non-threatening injuries, Drummond said. The occupants of the vehicle the Viper hit, including a six-year old boy, suffered only bumps and bruises.
The driver of the Viper suffered minor injuries.

"There was no mention of alcohol," Drummond said.

Toronto Police Traffic Services is investigating while the building department will assess the damage to the home.


  1. The young woman who was hit, is a ballet dancer, a personal trainer and gymnist just starting to take off in her career. She will likely not walk again. She is in the ICU. I hardly call that non threatening injurues.

  2. Thanks for the background on the young woman who was struck. This article was a re-post from another media stream. What the line should have said is, "non-life threatening injuries."
    My apologies for the confusion. This is a very sad collision that truly shows how innocent people quickly become victims of other peoples behaviour! This is the behaviour that we are trying to change. Thank you for taking the time to post your comment. It is truly appreciated.

  3. sorry to see this happen to her