Prevention System Updates

Chief Coroner releases report on pedestrian deaths in 2010

Release Date:  Sep 24, 2012

On September 19, Dr. Andrew McCallum, Chief Coroner for Ontario released the Office of the Chief Coroner’s Pedestrian Death Review.

This report was undertaken to examine the circumstances of 95 pedestrian deaths that occurred in 2010. The review was led by Dr. Bert Lauwers, Deputy Chief Coroner who consulted with community members and stakeholders. It outlines 26 recommendations, including:

  • Creating a walking strategy for Ontarians
  • Adopting a “complete streets” approach to guide the development of new communities and the re-development of existing communities in Ontario
  • Installing side guards on heavy trucks
  • Providing municipalities with greater flexibility to adjust speed limits and create more pedestrian crossings
  • Educating drivers on the scenarios that can lead to pedestrian collision
  • Increasing enforcement

The review, led by Dr. Bert Lauwers, Deputy Chief Coroner included consultations with stakeholders and members of the public.