On Monday January 22, 2018, York Regional Police responded to a motor vehicle on pedestrian accident that occurred at the intersection of Mulock Drive and Sandford Road in Newmarket. According to reports, a Honda struck a 51 year old female pedestrian. Although the victim was transported to hospital, sadly she succumbed to injuries.
First and foremost, Iacobelli Law Firm offers sincere condolences to the family and friends of the victim of this recent fatal pedestrian accident.
The pedestrian accident was under investigation by the York Regional Police Major Collision Investigation Unit, and officers were seeking witnesses. Any witnesses who have not yet spoken with police are being asked to contact the Major Collision Investigation Unit by calling 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7704, or to call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS.
During the winter months, there tends to be an increase in serious pedestrian accidents. Visibility may be reduced as a result of fewer daylight hours and poor weather. Nonetheless, motorists need to remain attentive at all times to ensure the way is clear of pedestrians. Most pedestrian accidents we see actually occur at controlled intersections, where the pedestrian is crossing appropriately. Unfortunately, drivers making right and left hand turns, sometime fail to observe pedestrians that are crossing. These pedestrian accidents may result in charges to the driver and civil claims being advanced by loved ones. Ontario law allows for family members to make a civil wrongful death claim where a pedestrian has been killed by an inattentive or otherwise negligent driver. These claims are typically covered by insurance.
If a loved one has been tragically killed in a fatal pedestrian accident, you may be able to claim for your losses. To learn more about your rights, call us for a confidential consultation. Our consultations are always free and there is no obligation. To learn more call the injury lawyers at Iacobelli Law Firm at 1-866-234-6093 or complete our online contact form here to request a call.
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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There are reports of a pedestian and motor vehicle accident in the area of The Queensway South and Biscayne
Boulevard in the Town of Georgina. This Geogina pedestrian accident occurred on the morning of Monday, November 5, 2012. A 27-year-old woman has been transported to hospital with life-threatening injuries.
First and foremost Iacobelli personal injury law firm offers its support to the young woman that was injured in this Georgina pedestrian accident. We hope that she makes a complete and quick recovery from her injuries.
The York Regional Police are investigating the circumstances of this Georgina pedestrian accident, and have closed the road. It is also requested that anyone with information to contact the Collision Investigation Unit at 866-876-5423, ext 7704.
Although more information is needed to determine the cause of this Geogina pedestrian accident, it is notable that in Ontario, drivers of motor vehicles owe a duty of care to pedestrians. Often, when a pedestrian is struck by a car or other motor vehicle in Ontario, there is a presumption of negligence against the driver of the motor vehicle.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident in Ontario, speak with a York Region personal injury lawyer to learn about your rights. Contact Iacobelli Law Firm for a free consultation with a pedestrian accident lawyer at 416-900-1070 or 1-866-234-6093 or by completing our contact form here.
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