There was a sad and tragic hit-and-run accident on Highway 401 on New Years Day. A seven-year-old boy from Mississauga died after the vehicle he was travelling in was rear-ended on Highway 401. The fatal hit-and-run accident happened around 5 p.m. near Dixie Road. The victim, a seven-year-old child, was one of four children and two adults in the van that was struck. The driver of the other vehicle involved in this highway 401 collision fled the scene.
First and foremost, Iacobelli Law Firm offers sincere condolences and support for the family of the young boy who was tragically killed in this fatal hit-and-run accident.
Police have now made an arrest in connection with this Ontario hit-and-run accident. A Toronto man has been charged with several counts. In addition to the criminal and highway traffic act proceedings that are now pending, the family of the victim will also be able to advance a wrongful death civil claim for the loss of their child. In Ontario, when someone dies as a result of a motor vehicle accident, the surviving members of the deceased’s family may be able to make a claim for wrongful death benefits. Wrongful death compensation in Ontario is typically provided through motor vehicle insurance and can include damages for the loss of guidance, care, companionship and services of their loved one.
At Iacobelli Law Firm, we represent families that have lost a loved one as a result of fatal car accidents, truck accidents and motorycle accidents. If you have lost a loved one, contact us for a complimentary consultation.
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Andrew Iacobelli is an Ontario lawyer that restricts his practice to representing personal injury victims and their families. Andrew is the founder of Iacobelli Law Firm.