There are reports of a hit and run bicycle accident that occurred in Vaughan, Ontario. A cyclist was found with serious injuries on Dufferin Street north of Major MacKenzie Drive in the City of Vaughan, Ontario on the evening of June 5, 2012. It is believed that the cyclist was struck by a vehicle that fled the scene.
York Regional Police want to hear from witnesses or others that may have information about this hit-and-run accident. If you have any information on this hit and run accident, please call York Regional Police at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7441. Read the York Regional Police media release here.
We remain optimistic that someone will come forward with information that will identify the other vehicle and driver involved in this Ontario hit and run accident.
We would also like to offer our support to the man who was seriously injured in this Vaughan bicycle accident, and his family. We hope that he will have a quick and complete recovery from his injuries.
If it is determined that another vehicle was at fault for this accident, the cyclist and his family may be able to advance a claim for their injury and losses. Even if the identity of the other vehicles and persons involved is never determined, the injured victim and his family may still have recourse. There is usually compensation available through the injured persons own insurance, which provides coverage for unidentified vehicles following a hit and run car accident. Ontario also has a fund, which may be available to compensate for injuries where no other insurance is available.
If you or a family member has been seriously injured as a result of a hit and run accident, contact a Ontario Personal Injury Lawyer at Iacobelli Law Firm for a free consultation.