TTC driver charged with careless driving in Broadview rear-ender
The dog days of summer continue for the TTC—and it isn’t even June 21. Tuesday afternoon, a southbound streetcar on Broadview Avenue rear-ended a car near Tennis Crescent. According to TTC spokesperson Brad Ross, the driver of the car was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, while the streetcar operator was charged with careless driving. For those of you keeping score, you can add this incident to the DUI bus driver, the bus driver who lost control in what appears to have been some sort of medical “event,” the 74-year-old man who died after being hit by a bus, and the streetcar driver who didn’t check a track switch and collided with another streetcar. Oh, and don’t forget the ticket-forging collector.
Meanwhile, the Toronto Transit Commission met on Wednesday afternoon to discuss, among other things, a report on the work-car crash that killed Tony Almeida last April 23, as well as requested that staff come up with the workings of a “fitness for duty” policy by August, given that Almeida had smoked pot earlier during his shift that night. The transit union’s boss was at the meeting to stick up for his members, but City State for some reason can no longer remember his name or whether or not he’s important.