York Region Injury Lawyer Discusses Fatal Hit and Run Accident Involving Cyclist in Town of Georgina Ontario
A man has been arrested and charged by the York Regional Police, following a fatal hit-and-run accident that killed a cyclist in the Town of Georgina.
First and foremost, we offer our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the young man that was killed in this Georgina hit-and-run accident.
This collision occurred on Pollock Road, west of Kennedy Road. The cyclist, a 19-year-old man from the Town of Georgina, was transported to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. On Monday, July 18, 2013, an 18-year-old male from the Town of East Gwillimbury was arrested by York Regional Polcie and charged.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Collision Investigation Unit at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7704, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 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.
Following a hit-and-run accident you may need to file multiple insurance claims. Accessing the unidentified motorist insurance coverage is complex and there are strict deadlines. If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a vehicle that fled the accident scene, it is important to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer in order to preserve your rights to compensation.
We offer free, no obligation, consultations to the families that have lost a loved one as a result of a fatal accident. To learn more about your rights following a hit-and-run accident, and to request a free consultation contact us at 416-900-1070 or toll free at 1-866-234-6093 or complete our online contact form here.
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We were sad to learn of a fatal accident involving a cyclist that occurred on the early evening of April 13, 2013 in Scarborough, Ontario. This Scarborough fatal bicycle accident occurred on April 13, 2013 on Kennedy Road and William Kitchen Road.
According to information released by the Toronto Police Service, a man driving a Dodge Durango SUV failed to stop for a red light at Kennedy Road and struck a 37−year−old man who was riding his bicycle. The SUV then struck five other vehicles before coming to rest.
The cyclist was taken to hospital, but sadly he succumbed to his injuries. First and foremost, we would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the young man who was tragically killed.
The driver of the SUV has been charged with several serious offences, including impaired driving, as a result of this collision. The charges against the driver are:
Although the loss of a loved one is never easy, this loss will undoubtedly be more difficult to accept for the family given the circumstances. Despite our laws and education and awareness efforts, many disregard caution and make the decision to drink and drive. This Toronto fatal accident is another reminder of the dangers of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence.
YOUR RIGHTS IF A LOVED ONE IS KILLED BECAUSE OF A DRUNK DRIVER:
Fatal accidents caused by drunk drivers continue to occur far too often on Ontario roadways. In addition to the criminal proceedings that often result from drunk driving fatality accidents, there are often civil claims. For the family that has lost a loved one, their grief is often followed by feelings of uncertainty and despair. In addition to the loss of companionship, love and affection, a family often faces financial hardship following the sudden loss of a loved one. In Ontario, when someone is killed as a result of a motor vehicle accident, their family can make claims for financial losses. This type of claim is often referred to as a wrongful death claim.
Despite the facts of the case, which may appear compelling, wrongful death claims can still present challenges. These claims are often vigorously defended by the insurance company. Even when fault is admitted for the accident, the insurance company will often dispute the financial losses claimed. As such, it is wise to seek the advice of a Ontario lawyer with experience in wrongful death claims so that you will take the right steps to preserve and maximize your claim.
If you have lost a loved one as a result of an auto or bike accident in Ontario, contact Iacobelli Law Firm for a FREE consultation with an experienced lawyer. Call us any time at 416-900-1070 or toll free at 1-866-234-6093 or complete our online contact form here.
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