(OPINION) – A few people have come forward demanding that photos of motor vehicle collisions not be posted. The common reasoning among the complaints has been that friends and family don’t have enough time to find out that their loved one has passed if there is a fatality in the crash.
One of the OPP detachments in southern Ontario made a post to social media asking the public to not post collisions online and said something similar to what the few who have complained to me have said.
Anyways, there was a fatal collision around 3:24 am on Highway 403/Eglington Ave after a vehicle went the wrong way down a one way and collided with a barrier. The single occupant, a 29-year-old male, was found dead at the scene. The OPP had images of the collision up around noon the same day, searching for witnesses to the incident.
CBC also posted this incident 7 hours after the incident.
Writing about and posting images of collisions, fatal or not, is actually common among media outlets. Do not fool yourself thinking that TRCCTB is doing something completely trailblazing and that happens no where else.
We will continue to bring you the latest and greatest news as we come across it. More photos of the collision below, courtesy of OPP.
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