Allenby teacher still in hospital after accident

An Allenby-area teacher remains in hospital after a vehicle struck her and another teacher in October.  

Mary Marshall, a teacher at Allenby Junior Public School, is hoping to begin rehab in the hospital soon, according to Toronto District School Board spokesperson Shari Schwartz-Maltz.

Kirsten Gold is recovering at home, Schwartz-Maltz said, adding she did not know when Gold would return to school.

Both women were sent to hospital after a collision at Glengrove Avenue West and Avenue Road on Oct. 8, said Const. Clint Stibbe of Toronto Police Service.

“The driver was westbound on Glengrove and made a left-hand turn to the southbound Avenue Road where she struck both pedestrians,” he explained.

The driver has been charged with careless driving and is scheduled to appear in court Dec. 5, said Stibbe.

Alcohol or speed do not appear to have been a factor in the collision, he added.

The school has taken measures to help ensure students understand what happened, said Schwartz-Maltz. Social workers came to the school after the accident, and there is a social worker who visits regularly if the students need to speak with someone, she explained.

“Kids are pretty curious,” Schwartz-Maltz said. “They’re also resilient.”

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