According to an anonymous tip, there was just (at 3:15 p.m.) a head-on collision between two streetcars at Dundas Street West and Roncesvalles Avenue. Apparently, at least one car is derailed, both cars have extensive damage to them, and there are some minor injuries. Hopefully everyone’s okay. We’re not quite sure yet how it happened––there’s no word yet on any other news site, so if you know something, please e-mail [email protected]––but contributor Adam Hawkins noted that a head-on collision would be possible at the intersection if the Dundas streetcar heading south was veering left to stay on Dundas West while the King streetcar was coming north on Roncevalles as it merged onto Dundas West. The streetcar tracks cross over in the middle of the intersection.
UPDATE (4:50 p.m.): We’re finally getting some information to clarify what happened: the CBC and CityNews are both reporting that the collision took place at Dundas and Spadina, not Dundas West and Roncesvalles, as we’d originally reported (apologies). According to the CBC, “The northbound streetcar veered off the track and smashed into the southbound streetcar in an accident that appears to have been caused by a switching problem”; other than that, details are still sketchy at best, though CBC reports that the driver of one of the streetcars is in the hospital with neck injuries.
Thanks to the many readers who’ve been e-mailing us information as it becomes available.