There are reports of a serious accident involving a truck and scooter on the morning of August 1, 2012 in Richmond Hill, Ontario. According to early reports, the man on the scooter sustained life-threatening injuries in this Richmond Hill accident.
We sincerely hope that the man injured in this accident will make a speedy and complete recovery. Our thoughts and support are with him and his family and friends.
Accidents involving scooters, motorcyles and bicycles, often result in serious injuries or fatalaties. Many accidents with scooters, motorcycles and bicycles occur because the other driver is not paying attention and fails to recognize the presence of the smaller vehicle. Some of the most common causes of bike and motorcycle accidents in Ontario include the following:
vehicle turning left across the path of an oncoming motorcycle, scooter or bicycle;
vehicle changing lanes and sideswiping or cutting-off the motorcycle, scooter or bicycle;
vehicle drivers fails to see the motorcycle, scooter or bicycle.
The facts of circumstances surrounding the scooter accident in Richmond Hill are still not entirely clear. The York Region Police were investigating this crash, and more information is needed in order to determine fault for the accident. If the truck is found to be partially at fault for causing the accident, the scooter driver and his family may be entitled to advance a claim. The scooter operator will also be entitled to make claims for No-Fault statutory accident benefits, irrespective of who was at fault for the accident.
Accidents involving motorycles, scooter and bicycles can be complex, with various liability issues. Given the nature of the claims, the insurance companies are likely to mobilize quickly in order to mitigate their exposure and limit the claims. If you or a loved one is seriously injured in a motorcycle, scooter or bicycle accident, you should not delay in speaking with a Ontario personal injury lawyer. A personal injury lawyer can provide advice and commence collecting and critical evidence that you will need in order to make a claim.