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What happens when a car enters a TTC streetcar tunnel

Toronto's streetcar tracks can be a nightmare for cyclists, but they're pretty benign for drivers. Not so this past weekend.

At about 4:30 a.m. on Sunday morning, a car drove into the streetcar loop at Union Station and got stuck on the tracks. It took until 2:30 p.m. for the TTC to tow it out.

The grey vehicle had Alberta plates and the driver fled the scene. The Toronto Police are now looking into the incident.

Brad Ross, the TTC's executive director of corporate communications, says this has happened before, maybe twice in the past year. But it's still pretty rare.

"There are lots of signs and flashing lights at the tunnel entrance, but we're looking at further measures to make it even clearer that autos can't go down there," say Ross via email.

Photo via @bradTTC on Twitter.


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