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So, now I know...

At least one person was killed tonight in a single car crash in the northwest end of Mississauga.

Peel Regional Police confirmed at least one person died in the accident, but were not able to say whether the person was a pedestrian or one of three people riding in the vehicle that crashed as it was heading south along Glen Erin Dr., just south of Thomas St.

People gathered around the scene said there was a woman walking on the sidewalk at the time.

Details of the accident were sketchy, but it appears the car, a Pontiac, spun out of control. It uprooted and sheared a tree in half in front of a house on Glen Erin Dr., crossed three properties on the west side of the street and came to rest on its roof in the back yard of a house at the corner of Glen Erin and Duncairn Dr.

The front bumper of the car could be seen draped over the fence in the yard where the vehicle came to rest.

http://www.mississauga.com/mi/peelpolice/story/3473914p-4013406c.html

This happened about a block from our house last night. Now I know why there were all of those blinking lights and sirens yesterday...

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Parmeter May 2, 2006

Hmmm. Something tells me that distracting events (cellphone, child, dog, girl/guy sitting on the drivers lap...) and possibly excessive speed are somehow related to all of this.

I noticed that they didn't say anything about the model of the car involved. It does make me wonder a bit as my own inclication is to assume it is one of the manufacturer's sport coups. I don't think I've ever heard of a mini-van ever spinning out, shearing trees, and loosing its bumpers on residental streets.

Joshua May 3, 2006

Liz went by the site this morning. It sounds like the car went through a fenced-in corner lot. She said there was a gaping hole, probably the used-to-be-a-tree hole.

Elizabeth Wehner May 4, 2006

http://www.pulse24.com/News/Top_Story/20060502-001/page.asp