Elderly Women dies after being hit by a Mack Truck on Speers Road

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Elderly Women dies after being hit by a Mack Truck on Speers Road
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Halton Regional Police were called to the scene of a fatal vehicular accident on Speers Road.

On September 14, 2016, at 2:57 pm, a 2013 Mack truck was travelling eastbound on Speers Road approaching Fourth Line in the Town of Oakville when it struck and killed a pedestrian.

A seventy year old Oakville woman stepped off the north curb and began crossing Speers Road on foot. After crossing the centre line, she entered the path of the Mack truck and was struck in the curb lane. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Police are not releasing the name of the decedent at this time, pending notification of her next of kin.

The driver of the truck was a twenty-six year old male from Mississauga. The driver of the truck did not sustain any injuries.

Speers Road was closed in both directions between Third and Fourth Line for several hours, which caused major delays during the evening rush hour.

Any witnesses who have not yet spoken with police are asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 905-825-4747 ext. 5065.

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Readers Comments (3)

  1. John Richardson says:

    I understand that Speers is mainly an industrial/business corridor, but maybe we need to think about reducing the speed limit to 50 and/or introducing some pedestrian lights at a few points near bus stops. A person should not have to walk a kilometre to find a place to cross a street safely.

    • Sean Neville says:

      Interesting thoughts John. I use the road daily and wouldn’t be in favour of slowing the road down. I think a crosswalk would be a consideration but the ratio of pedestrians to cars has to be 1:1000. So we should have 1 or 2 in strategic positions. In the case of this unfortunate accident, the distance from the bus stop to the intersection at 4th line is about 200 metres (easily walkable).

      • Jason Bridgeford says:

        I am going to go ahead and guess that this was across by the health clinic on Speers. Distance to the intersection may appear short from a car, but on foot, especially for an elderly person, that’s rather far. I would definitely be in favour of placing a pedestrian half-signal there.


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