There was a fatal pedestrian accident in Richmond Hill, Ontario at Jefferson Side Road and Alpaca Drive on the morning of December 17, 2012. The victim of this Richmond Hill fatal pedestrian accident was a 64 year-old woman from the Town of Richmond Hill. Sadly, the woman succumbed to her injuries at hospital.
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.
When a loved one is killed as a result of a car accident in Ontario, the family of the deceased may be able to advance a wrongful death claim, if the death was caused by the actions or negligence of another person. In Ontario fatal car accident claims, the members of the deceased’s family may be able to obtain compensation for their losses. This includes loss of guidance, care and companionship of their loved one, as well as loss of services. There are also benefits payable by the no-fault automobile insurer.
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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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.