On Thursday, February 11, 2021, a pedestrian was struck and seriously injured at the intersection of Kennedy Road and Avoca Drive. According to early reports the pedestrian was struck by a white Honda Odyssey.
The pedestrian involved in this pedestrian accident, is a 65-year-old man from the City of Markham, and he was transported to hospital with life-threatening injuries. The driver of the vehicle, a 36-year-old man from the City of Markham, remained at the scene and was not injured.
The accident is under investigation by the York Regional Police Major Collision Investigation Unit, and a request has been made for any witnesses who have not yet spoken with police, or anyone who may have dashcam footage from the area, to come forward. York Regional Police is asking anyone with information to contact the Major Collision Investigation Unit by calling 1-866-876-5423, ext. 2710, or to call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS, or leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com.
At this time, we do not know all of the circumstances of this Markham Ontario pedestrian accident. However, in Ontario any pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle will have rights to make claims for their losses and injuries. There are also special provisions in our law that protect pedestrians and enhance their chances of making a recovery against an at-fault driver. These claims on behalf of pedestrians injured in motor vehicle accidents are almost always paid by auto insurance policies. In our experience the majority of auto insurance policies have a million dollars or more in coverage, although there are circumstances where more or less insurance coverage is available. Every case and circumstance is different and that why it is so important for injured victims and their families to get the advice of a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.
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Andrew Iacobelli is an experienced personal injury lawyer who established Iacobelli Law Firm with offices located in Ontario, Canada as well as offices in Florida, U.S.A. Andrew restricts his practice to the representation of personal injury victims in claims involving serious injuries and wrongful death. Andrew is the author of "Are You a Canadian Injured in the United States? Claim the Damages and Insurance Coverage the Right Way".
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.