Monday, July 28 Commentary

Posted By: Dave Agar · 7/28/2014 6:13:00 AM

In the darkness of the early morning, a pedestrian was struck by a Brampton city bus at Finch and Humberline Drive near the 427. That was just before 6 this morning. The person has been trapped under the bus for over an hour now and Toronto EMS says when its paramedics arrived, the pedestrian had no vital signs. We've learned that subsequently the pedestrian was pronounced dead.

Police will no doubt have to consider the weather as a factor. The rain which started last night, combined with the darkness makes it extremely difficult for motorists see people crossing the road, especially if they're not at an intersection.

We've had a fair bit of rain which has caused some flooding in those areas prone to it. In a span of one hour, 2 inches of rain fell. By 9:30 last night, the total was 2.3 inches and it rained heavily off ...