Source: Toronto Star
It's all over Canadian news that Jack Layton, Official Opposition and NDP Leader, former Toronto City Councillor and cycling advocate, died this morning, after fighting a recurring cancer.
The westbound cyclist was hit at the intersection of Trethewey Dr. and Tedder St. at about 8 a.m. by a 4Runner making a left turn, said Toronto police Sgt. Tim Burrows.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
A 57 year-old male cyclist was killed today after a collision with an opening car door hurled him into oncoming traffic. He was the city's 20th traffic fatality this year.
It had to happen sooner or later: it was only a matter of time that we'd start seeing the roadside memorial be streamlined and go mainstream. Thanks to Bob Fuller for helping all those drivers out there who will find themselves in a sticky situation after hitting a jogger, veteran or a kid on a bike.
Back in September I had put up a memorial for Charlie Prinsep in Brooks, Alberta. I finally got an email attachment from my mom with the snipping from the local Brooks press, The Brooks Bulletin. (She doesn't get Brooks news so it isn't her fault. I shouldn't criticize the woman that put up with me all those years.)
The Advocacy for Respect for Cyclists is seeking volunteers for Saturday September 15th 12noon to 2pm in the Pharmacy Ave and Lawrence Ave area to deliver flyers and posters seeking information in the death of Patrick Lonergan.
Patrick Lonergan was riding his bicycle in the area on the morning of Sunday September 2nd when he was struck down by a stolen truck. The driver has not been apprehended. Patrick was a mentally challenged individual who faced more obstacles every day than most people face in a lifetime, his best friend has told us he faced each day with a smile.
For the second time in less than one week, a cyclist has been killed by a truck in Scarborough.
At about 3am early Sunday morning, a cyclist was riding on Pharmacy Ave. north of Lawrence Ave. when he was struck and killed by a stolen landscaping truck. The truck's thief fled the scene and has not been found. Police are having trouble identifying the cyclist too. UPDATE: The cyclist has been identified as 40 year-old Patrick Lonergan.