According to York Regional Police, the suspect involved in this collision turned himself in on Wednesday, January 16, 2013. The driver, a 26-year-old male, is facing multiple charges. The police investigation remains ongoing.
Iacobelli Law Firm offers sincere condolences and support to the family of the man who was tragically killed in this Markham hit and run accident.
In addition to the charges currently pending against the driver involved in this hit and run accident, there may also be civil claims advanced for the wrongful death of the pedestrian. In Ontario, when a pedestrian is killed as a result of a motor vehicle collision, the family of the deceased may be able to advance a wrongful death claim. In Ontario fatal car accident claims, compensation may be claimed for losses such as guidance, care and companionship of their loved one, as well as loss of services. These civil claims following a car accident are typically defended and paid by the auto insurance policy.
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 free and confidential, and there is no obligation. Learn about your rights.