40% of Peel fatalities involve pedestrians

Mississauga, November 13 (CINEWS): On one hand, the Peel Region is often wracked by traffic gridlock, the big complaint often is that traffic doesn’t move. But statistics show that when it moves, it can get really dangerous for pedestrians and drivers.crashcar
At least 10 pedestrians have been killed by vehicles in Mississauga and Brampton this year, prompting Peel Regional Police to warn “arrogant” drivers and “distracted” people on foot that road safety is a shared responsibility.
Unofficial statistics provided by Peel Regional Police show there have been 25 deadly crashes in the region so far this year. Just last Sunday an 82-year-old Malton man was hit and killed by a car while crossing a street near the busy Westwood Mall.
Other tragic deaths have occurred like the time when a tire flew off a truck and killed her.
Another 46-year-old woman was struck and killed by a Honda Civic while crossing the street at Lakeshore Road and Seneca Avenue in Port Credit.
Brampton man identified as 60-year-old Lionel Monterosso is struck and killed by a vehicle in the parking lot of a Brampton Walmart store on Coventry Road. A 17-year-old from Tennessee has been charged.
The problem is distracted drivers and at times distracted pedestrians.
Police believe pedestrians sometimes get easily distracted listening to music with their electronic devices and ear buds and oftentimes don’t wear the proper clothing for the time of night and make it difficult to be seen. Five of the 10 fatal pedestrian collisions have occurred before sunrise or after sunset.

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