Road accidents are becoming an issue in Ontario, and we are seeing an increase in collisions, including hit and runs. However, a shocking trend is on the rise where passersby aren't stopping to help these victims. In just one week, there have been two cases of Ontario hit and runs where drivers were seen passing seriously injured victims on the road.
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The first case was in Oshawa this month. A 36-year-old woman was killed in a hit and run while on her bike just before 4 a.m. on November 22.
Police say that she lay in the middle of the road while people drove around her body without stopping, according to CTV News.
Finally, one car came along that parked in front of her so as to protect her from oncoming traffic until emergency crews arrived.
"Many vehicles before police arrived, were driving around the party, the victim on the floor, failing to stop, failing to render assistance to that victim," Const. George Tudos told reporters that day.
The victim's name was Christye "Pink" Tingey, and she succumbed to her injuries and passed away on the road that day.
It is unclear when exactly she was hit, or when the first person noticed her laying on the road.
Sadly, in less than a week's time, a similar incident happened in Toronto on the morning of Thursday, November 28.
This time, it was a woman in her 70s that was struck and killed. She was found on the scene with no vitals.
The collision happened at around 6:30 a.m. at Islington Ave. and Aviemore Dr., just north of Finch Ave. W.
The driver of the vehicle fled the scene, and there is no known vehicle description available at this time, according to CityNews.
Again, numerous drivers noticed what had happened but did not stop to help, according to investigators.
Recently, the City of Toronto decided to start handing out glowing armbands to pedestrians to make them more visible to drivers on the road. This was an attempt to curb accidents like this from happening.
Unfortunately, without a fast enough response time, both of these victims lost their lives.