First and foremost, we offer our sincere condolences and support to the family and friends of the woman who was tragically killed in this Richmond Hill pedestrian accident.
This has been a particularly tragic month in York Region, as there have been a number of fatal pedestrian accidents in York Region over the past few weeks. The late fall and winter months in Ontario often bring increases in the number of pedestrian motor vehicle collisions. This may be in part due to the fewer daylight hours and reduced visibility for motorists. More information would be needed before assigning any fault for this recent Richmond Hill pedestrian accident, and officers with the York Regional Police were investigating the circumstances. According to early reports, a white Kia Sorento was travelling north on Alpaca Drive before turning right on to Jefferson Side Road, where it struck the female pedestrian.
York Regional Police are requesting that witnesses to the collision and anyone with information to contact the Collision Investigation Unit at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7704, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, 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.
It is also significant that, when pedestrian is struck and injured or killed, 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.
For grieving families, it is extremely difficult to turn their attention to advancing a claim for the loss of a loved one. Iacobelli Law Firm represents the families of those that have tragically lost a loved one due to negligence. We understand that this is a difficult time, and we provide respectful and compassionate service throughout the insurance claim process. If you have lost a loved one as a result of a fatal accident in Ontario, call our Ontario personal injury law firm for a free consultation. We will take the time to meet with you and answer your questions. The consultation is complimentary and confidential, and there is no obligation to retain our firm.
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