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Gillespie's family also alleges that TTC Central Command was poorly staffed on the night of the accident and failed to respond to repeated calls from drivers requesting extra buses be sent.
Evidence suggests Gillespie had crossed the street against the green light. But during a Wednesday morning news conference, his family released a number of documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, that showed what they call "negligence" by the TTC and the Toronto Police Service.
should have been driving below the limit because of the conditions.
"If you have thousands and thousands of teenagers and you disperse them they are going to end up on this busy road behind me," he told reporters at the news conference which was held near the accident site. "The tragedy that took place that night was completely predictable and for that reason I would say it was completely and totally avoidable."
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Furthermore, the documents revealed that police failed to warn the TTC about the party at Woodbine Beach, which attracted several thousand people. Gillespie's parents Nike Sb Blue Box Releases also allege that police ignored several phone calls from local residents who complained about kids leaving the event and running across Lake Shore Boulevard.
The family's attorney Sean Dewart said by not having a traffic control plan in place, police contributed to the tragedy.
In an interview with CP24 Wednesday afternoon Toronto Police Service spokesperson Mark Pugash refused to comment on the allegations.
"There were two organizations that didn't do what they were supposed to do under the circumstances and did do some things that they weren't supposed to do, and as a result we lost a wonderful person," Gillespie's mother Kathryn Wright told reporters. "Alex was kind, caring, generous, funny, smart and an inspiration to his friends, his teachers and his family. when police starting dispersing the crowd.
"We will be responding in court and we will be providing complete information and complete accounts," he said. "It's not appropriate to argue in public. The court of law is where this issue should be dealt with and it is where it will be dealt with."
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"The drivers on this route were hitting the so called overtaxed button repeatedly for five hours and nobody ever responded," Alex's father Bill Gillespie told reporters. "They could have brought on extra buses to handle the crowd and they could have sent down supervisors to handle the crowd. Why didn't that happen?"
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