Two dead, one hurt in separate crashes

Rosedale sees deadly month on local roads

With the warmer weather has come a higher number of traffic accidents, it would seem.

Since early May, two people have died and and another has received life-threatening injuries in two separate crashes in Rosedale.

At about 1 a.m. on May 7, police were called to Rosedale Valley Road west of Bayview Avenue for a single vehicle crash that killed a man and injured a woman.

Police said a 28-year-old man was driving a 2002 Suzuki motorcycle westbound on Rosedale Valley Road, along with a 20-year-old woman as his passenger.

The man lost control of the motorcycle and struck a curb on the north side of Rosedale Valley Road, throwing both driver and passenger off the motorcycle and into a light standard.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene and the passenger was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The death was the 20th on Toronto roads this year. There have been no updates on the condition of the injured person.

Less than two weeks later, on May 19, police were called to Roxborough Street East and Wrentham Place just before 8:30 a.m. after a cyclist was struck by a car.

Police said a 75-year-old man was riding a bicycle north on Wrentham Place and was struck by a 2005 Toyota 4Runner driven by a 43-year-old woman as she was going east on Roxborough Street East.

He was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries and died on June 1. Police reportedly said no charges would be laid as their investigation found the cyclist had ignored a stopped sign before entering the intersection.

The cyclist has been identified as Toronto architect Roger du Toit, who was a founding partner of architecture firm DTAH. In a statement, the firm said du Toit died peacefully and surrounded by family, and said he played a pivotal role in the design of the CN Tower.

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Posted: Jun 3 2015 2:33 pm
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