A Brampton pedestrian was the victim of a hit-and-run accident on December 1, 2012. According to reports, the victim, a 65 year-old Brampton man was struck by a vehicle while crossing the street at Queen Street East and Centre Street, in Brampton. Sadly, the involved vehicle did not stop to render assistance but, instead, fled the scene.
The man who was struck in this Brampton pedestrian accident was taken to hospital with serious injuries. We hope that the man involved in this pedestrian accident will make a quick and complete recovery from his injuries.
Police are investigating the circumstances of this Brampton hit-and-run pedestrian accident, and are seeking witnesses to the accident along with anyone with information about the involved vehicle. Anyone with information regarding this pedestrian accident is asked to call Peel Regional Police’s Major Collision Bureau at (905) 453-2121, ext. 3710. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca.
This recent Brampton pedestrian accident, will now form part of this years statistics for pedestrian and vehicle accidents. There have been many pedestrian accidents recently, which may due in part to our changing weather and fewer daylight hours. When a pedestrian is struck and injured in Ontario, there there may be a presumption of negligence against the driver of the motor vehicle. This reverse onus for pedestrian accidents is created by the Highway Traffic Act.
Hit-and-run accidents present unique challenges with respect to insurance claims for the injured persons losses. In such circumstances, it is important to have the advice of an Ontario personal injury lawyer early in order to preserve rights to benefits.
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