A bicycle rider was struck and killed by a car in a Markham accident that occurred on Sunday, August 25, 2013, at 12 p.m. This fatal Markham bicycle accident occurred on York Durham Line near the intersection at Elgin Mills Road. According to information released by the York Regional Police, a blue 2007 Honda FIT was travelling southbound on York Durham Line, and then crossed the centre line, striking the cyclist. The cyclist was a 63-year-old man from the Town of Pickering.
First and foremost, Iacobelli Law Firm would like to offer our sincere condolences and support for the family and friends of the man that tragically lost his life in this Markham bicycle accident.
The York Regional Police were investigating the circumstances of this Markham fatal bicycle accident. Officers with the York Regional Police Collision Investigation Unit are seeking witnesses. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Collision Investigation Unit at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7704, or to call Crime Stoppers 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. Inquires or questions are also welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a Markham Ontario personal injury lawyer, we are often asked whether the family has a right to compensation following a fatal bicycle accident. The answer is Yes. If a cyclists is struck and killed as a result of a car accident in Markham, or anywhere else in Ontario, the family will have the right to seek compensation. These claims are typically referred to as wrongful death claims. An Ontario wrongful death lawyer can help the family obtain compensation for their losses from the insurance company for the at-fault vehicle. Among other things, the family will be able to seek compensation for the loss of care, guidance and companionship of their loved one. Ontario wrongful death claims resulting from bicycle accidents are complex, and you should speak to a dedicated injury lawyer without delay.
Iacobelli Law Firm practices exclusively in the area of personal injury and insurance claims. We can help if you have lost a loved one as a result of a bicycle and car accident. To request a free consultation, call us at 416-900-1070 or 1-866-234-6093 or complete our online contact form here.
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