OFW killed by truck

OFW Evangeline Lauroza was killed when she was hit by a cement truck in Toronto, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, September 10, 2019. The OFW killed by truck is the latest pedestrian fatality in Toronto this year.

Her Canadian employer JJ Muroff spoke with Global News, describing the OFW as “passionate, devoted, loving, caring and most kind.”

Members of the Filipino community who also spoke to Global News called her a “good person — this happening is really a tragic loss.”

Lauroza had been an OFW under the Live In Caregiver Program in Canada, and had been in Toronto for the past ten years.




OFW KILLED BY TRUCK NEAR PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL

Police and paramedics responded to calls for assistance at the corner of Yonge St. and Erskine Ave., a few blocks away from the Philippine Consulate General.

The OFW was hit by the truck as she was crossing The street.




LOCAL POLITICIANS CALL FOR ADDITIONAL SAFETY MEASURES

Councillor Mike Colle of the City of Toronto called for a temporary stop on construction in the Yonge Eglinton area.

The area currently has multiple construction projects going on at once, including the Eglinton-Crosstown LRT project as well as numerous new condo developments.

The area where the OFW was killed by truck already had additional safety measures in place because of a nearby elementary school, but the community is calling for even more.




MAYOR OF TORONTO ISSUES STATEMENT AFTER OFW KILLED BY TRUCK

The City of Toronto’s mayor, John Tory issued a statement after the incident.

“Yonge-Eglinton is undergoing tremendous growth right now with ongoing construction in the area for more housing and transit expansion,” he said.

“I believe the immediate implementation of a broad-reaching construction traffic safety management plan for the Yonge-Eglinton area is worth considering.”




CANADIAN EMPLOYER HELPING TO RAISE MONEY TO SEND OFW HOME TO THE PHILIPPINES

The OFW’s Canadian employer has set up a GoFundMe campaign to help with the costs of repatriating Lauroza’s remains back to her sister in the Philippines.





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