Morning Brew: TTC streetcar accident injures three, savvy victim of alleged theft uses Craigslist, MLS championships coming to Toronto, emergency evacuation of plane at Pearson, Jordan Manners' trial snags
Three transit staff were injured when a TTC streetcar collided with a TTC truck near Gerrard and Broadview in the wee hours of the morning. The truck was in the middle of the road, holding traffic while two workers cleaned the tracks, when the streetcar crashed into the truck, pushing it into the workers. The driver of the streetcar and both workers on the road were injured in non-life-threatening ways, and an investigation is underway to determine the cause.
A woman is in custody and a man being sought by police after the victim of an alleged theft cruised Craigslist and found what he believed to be his child's stroller. Posing as a buyer, he met up with the seller, and snapped photos of the accused. While the Internet can be an outlet for liquidating stolen goods, sometimes savvy victims can also use it to track down alleged thieves.
Soccer fans in Toronto are poised for an opportunity to witness history in the making. BMO Field is going to play host to the first ever MLS championship finals on November 21st. While it's very (very) unlikely that the TFC will even make the playoffs (let alone the finals), it should be a big boost for tourism and soccer in the city.
Noel Gallagher's victim-impact statement was read before the courts in the trial of Pickering's Daniel Sullivan, the man who rushed the stage and knocked over the Oasis musician during a performance at Vfest in 2008. The Crown wants Sullivan to spend 6 to 8 months in jail, while his lawyer wants him to serve his time in the community because, damn, he was soooo wasted when he did this that he shouldn't be held accountable for his actions. Sentencing has been pushed to April 21st.
A plane arriving from Montreal at Pearson airport yesterday experienced steering problems and the smell of smoke in the cabin, prompting the emergency evacuation of its passengers. No one was seriously hurt, and all of them have a story to tell about the one time they got to use the inflatable slide on an Airbus.
There's a snag in the trial of the two who stand accused in the murder of high school student Jordan Manners. Some witnesses have admitted to lying about their initial statements to police and their testimony in court, which may or may not sway the jury, who are now deliberating.
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