The York Region personal injury law team at Iacobelli Law Firm is saddened to learn of yet another pedestrian fatality in the GTA. This latest pedestrian fatality is part of an alarming trend in increased fatal accidents around the GTA in the past month.
First and foremost, Iacobelli Law Firm offers its sincere condolences to the family and friends of the victim of this York Region pedestrian fatality accident.
At this time, we understand that the collision remains under investigation with the York Regional Police Major Collision Investigation Unit. This fatal accident occurred on Thursday, November 19, 2015, at approximately 2 p.m., in the vicinity of Highway 11 north of Bathurst Street in King Township. A pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle and, sadly, succumbed to injuries at the scene.
Any witnesses who have not yet spoken with police are being asked to contact the Major Collision Investigation Unit
by calling 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7704, or to call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS, or leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com, or text your tip by sending TIPYORK and your message to CRIMES (274637) starting with the word YORK.
During the fall and winter months, we often see a spike in the number of accidents involving motor vehicles and pedestrians. This is particularly the case when the weather is raining or overcast, and during afternoon and early morning hours. During this season, drivers and pedestrians must remain aware of surroundings and use caution particularly around intersections and pedestrian crossings.
If you have lost a loved one as a result of a fatal pedestrian accident, you are welcome to call me for a free consultation and have your questions answered. Call us at 416-900-1070 or complete our online contact form here.
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