This is the kinda events that causes TTC to tell their operators to slow down.
The point isn't deathpoofing but improve reliability. Same goes for PSDs on subway platforms. It's not all for suicide measures but to prevent litter cause track fire and allow trains to enter stations at a faster speed when they're are jammed packed.Oh yeah, lets spend billions on freak accident prevention.
Human life is precious, but seriously, we can't go around trying to deathproof everything.
As for Spadina streetcar deaths, there's a list:
An elderly man died on Tuesday morning after he was hit by a streetcar on Spadina Avenue, just north of Queen Street.