There are reports of a serious accident involving a Cyclist that was hit by a vehicle on McCowan Road in Scarborough. This Scarborough bicycle accident reportedly occurred on the morning of Friday March 16, 2012. It was reported that the cyclist involved in the crash was being taken to hospital with serious injuries.
We would like to offer our thoughts and support to those that have been injured in this Scarborough bicycle accident.
In Ontario, accidents involving bicycles occur frequently, often as the result of drivers not paying attention to cyclists sharing the road. Sadly, each year many people in Ontario are killed or suffer serious personal injury from bicycle collisions. Even in a minor collision with a motor vehicle, bicycle riders generally suffer significant and serious injury. A bicycle rider has a great disadvantage because of the level of personal exposure. In many cases, motor vehicles hitting bicycle riders are negligent.
Police were investigating the circumstances of the Scarborough bicycle and motor vehicle crash. More information would be necessary in order to determine who is at fault for this bicycle accident. However, if the driver of the vehicle is found to be at fault, it could lead to the filing of a Ontario personal injury lawsuit. If such a lawsuit is filed, and if it is successful, it could lead to an award of damages that compensates for lost income, pain and suffering, medical and rehabilitation expenses, among other things. In addition, the injured parties may be able to obtain no-fault accident benefits benefits from their own automobile insurance policies.
If you or someone you love has been hurt or killed in a bicycle and motor vehicle crash, you can obtain help from an Ontario personal injury lawyer.
For a free consultation with a dedicated personal injury lawyer, contact Iacobelli Law Firm.