Toronto community shocked by longboarder’s death; Taxi driver accused of second degree murder

Rob Sydia, active member of the Ontario longboarding community,  speaking at the vigil earlier today.

Toronto ON: The death of rider Ralph Bissonnette on Monday has the community in shock. Bisonette died of his injury after he was hit by a taxi in the downtown core during rush hour.  The Taxi driver involved in this tragedy is accused of second degree murder and is now awaiting trial.

A vigil was held today by the longboard community  to pay tribute to Bisonette.  Be safe out there everyone

A full trasncript of the speech made at the vigil can be read on Lee-Anne Bigwood’s blog – We are all Ralph Bissonnette. We all know and love a Ralph Bissonnette

Media Coverage

CBC News report – segment starts at second 32

View and read the report by CTV News.

View and read the report by the Toronto Sun.

Wednesday May 16th, 2012