After a series of falling concrete incidents this summer, a piece of the Gardiner Expressway landed on a car this morning.
Around 10:30 a.m. this morning, a chunk of concrete from the slowly crumbling Gardiner Expressway hit a car for what is believed to be the first time.
John Pandell had just exited the Gardiner onto Lake Shore Blvd. at Yonge Street when he heard a sound “like a bullet, an explosion.” The noise turned out to be small pieces of concrete raining onto his black Mercedes.
CP24 interviewed Pandell about the experience and showed off some of the damage, which included a dent on the trunk (visible above) and a dent on the roof.
Maintenance crews were immediately called to the scene to perform controlled chipping, a process where the loose outer chunks of concrete are chipped and fall safely to the ground.
Two lanes of Lake Shore Blvd. were closed so crews could perform the controlled chipping. As you can see, there’s enough loose concrete here to dent a whole fleet of Mercedes.
No injuries have ever been reported from the Gardiner’s falling concrete. Yet.