On Tuesday September 10, 2019 a traffic accident involving a cement truck claimed the life of a 54 year old woman who was crossing the street at Yonge Street and Erksine Avenue in Toronto. Our community was shocked and saddened, but unfortunately, not surprised that this tragedy happened so close to home due to the heavy construction activity on our local streets. .
The victim of this tragic accident is Evangeline Lauroza. A growing memorial and heartfelt condolences have been pouring in for her family and friends, and a Go-fund me page has been set-up to help her sister arrange for a proper burial in the Philippines. Click here to go to the page.
To read an article about the accident by the South Bayview Bulldog click here: Grief, anger as friends, Councillors react to Yonge St. fatal.
To read the article by Global News. click here: Toronto woman killed by cement truck remembered by friends amid community’s call for action
Councillors Mike Colle, Josh Matlow and Jaye Robinson issues a media advisory and held a press conference to announce the changes they would like the city to implement in order to make our midtown streets safe near heavy construction areas. The medial advisory is below: