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Caution urged on city roadways following fatalities

By Adam Riley Jan 30, 2024 | 4:30 PM

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Investigations continue into a pair of collisions on Simpson Street which took place within 72 hours, and five blocks of each other, which saw two pedestrians killed.

Thunder Bay Police Service Traffic Unit Constable Tom Armstrong says while it is still too early to say what the conditions were on the street and if those contributed to the tragedies, their proximity to each other serves as a reminder for road users.

“All parties need to just be extra aware and this is a very unfortunate a sad reminder to that. Hopefully it makes people think while their driving the severity of these consequences.”

Armstrong stresses both drivers and pedestrians need to take caution when venturing out, recommending motorists practice defensive driving and while many pedestrians are doing what they’re supposed to be doing they should add a level of  ‘high alert’ before entering a roadway.

A 58 year old driver has been charged in connection to one of the incidents, for failing to stop at an accident resulting in death.