Two pedestrians were struck by a car at the intersection of Yonge Street and Bradford Street, in East Gwillimbury on Sunday, October 14, 2012. According to information released by York Regional police, the vehicle involved in this pedestrian accident mounted the curb and struck the two pedestrians. The first pedestrian, a 74-year-old woman from the Town of East Gwillimbury, was transported to hospital with serious injuries. The second pedestrian, a two-year-old girl from the Town of East Gwillimbury, was transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Ontario Driver's Owe Duty of Care To Pedestrians
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. Nonetheless, pedestrian motor vehicle accidents are often vigorously defended and, as such, early preservation of facts and witness accounts is critical.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident in Ontario, speak with a 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.
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.