November 2011

Chief Coroner to review pedestrian deaths

The Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario has announced a review into pedestrian deaths in the province, the second such announcement of interest to injury prevention advocates in recent days. The purpose of the review is to identify common factors that have played a role in pedestrian deaths and where appropriate, make recommendations to prevent similar deaths in the future. Pedestrian fatalities that have occurred in 2010 will be the focus of the review, which is anticipated to be complete in the spring of 2012. A report will be issued at its conclusion. The review will be led by Dr. Bert Lauwers, Deputy Chief Coroner - Investigations. Approximately 113 pedestrians die each year in Ontario. The office asks the public to submit comments or recommendations by Dec. 15, 2011. The Coroner’s office announced in late October it will be investigating cycling deaths in the province.

See http://news.ontario.ca/mcscs/en/2011/11/pedestrian-death-review-announcement.html for more information on the review and how to contribute to it.

Updated November 10, 2011