TORONTO – A report looking into school zone safety following the deaths of two girls last year is expected to be introduced at Toronto’s Public Works and Infrastructure Committee meeting today.
Violet Liang, 14, was fatally struck by a construction truck in Sept. 2013 as she walked to class on the first day of school.
Kayleigh Callaghan-Belanger, 5, was killed six months earlier by a city garbage truck while walking home at the end of the day.
Councillor Anthony Perruzza and Councillor Gary Crawford spearheaded a motion to create a working group in 2013 to study pedestrian safety and heavy vehicle traffic in school zones following the deaths.
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