On Saturday February 2, 2013, there was a fatal motor vehicle and pedestrian accident in the area of Birchmount Road and St. Clair Avenue East in Toronto. According to reports, a 65 year old woman was walking on the sidewalk along Birchmount Road, when she was struck by a Chevrolet Aveo in a driveway at 550 Birchmount Road.
The female pedestrian was taken to hospital where she later died as a result of her injuries.
First and foremost Iacobelli Law Firm offers its sincere condolences to the family and friends of the woman that tragically lost her life in this Toronto pedestrian fatality.
The Toronto Police are investigating the circumstances of this fatal accident, and are asking anyone with information to come forward. Persons with information are being asked to contact police at 416−808−1900, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416−222−TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com,
text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).
Although more information is needed with regard to the circumstances of this fatal pedestrian accident, it is likely that the family of the deceased have a viable civil claim for their losses. In Ontario, when pedestrian is tragically killed as a result of a car accident, the family can often advance a civil claim for their loss. This is a claim against the at-fault driver, which is typically covered by insurance. There is a presumption of negligence against the vehicle driver whenever a pedestrian or cyclist is struck by a vehicle.
If you have lost a loved one as a result of a fatal car accident in Ontario, find out what rights are available to you and your family by speaking to a Toronto car accident lawyer. Iacobelli Law Firm offers prospective clients a free consultation with an injury lawyer, and does not charge any fees until the case is resolved.
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.