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Wrongful death case possible in death of 4 year old

A tragic crash the night of June 11 claimed the life of a 4-year-old boy in Innisfil, according to local sources. South Simcoe Police have reported the accident involved two cars and are still investigating the particulars of the crash. While no charges have yet been filed, the family of the deceased child may choose to file a wrongful death suit in an Ontario civil court.

The accident report provided by local police say two vehicles crashed on 20 Sideroad. It appears the vehicle heading southbound may have run a stop sign, causing the collision in an intersection, striking an eastbound car. Four people were seriously injured, including the boy, and all four were rushed to local hospitals for treatment.

Car accidents: Ontario woman dead following North York crash

An 18-year-old woman died in an accident on Bayview Avenue in North York. Ontario police say this is only one of many fatal car accidents that have occurred so far this year, though they are as yet unsure whether this case will result in criminal charges. The other woman struck in the crash is currently in recovery. 

The accident report is still incomplete, but it has been confirmed the two women, both 18, were attempting to cross Bayview Avenue around 9:51 a.m. on May 31. Both were struck by a southbound vehicle being driven by a 42-year-old woman, who apparently remained at the scene of the accident and cooperated with police. She did not appear to be injured in the crash. 

Car accidents: Woman killed in Brampton

The Major Collision Bureau is in the process of investigating a fatal crash in Brampton. Car accidents resulting in fatalities require considerable police presence and involvement, which is why Ontario authorities have become involved. For the moment, however, they have not filed charges against either driver involved in the accident. 

According to the report, the accident happened sometime after 7 p.m. on May 31. Two vehicles collided at the intersection of Queen Street East and Goreway Drive. The cause of the collision is not yet fully understood, but it has been confirmed that a 54-year-old Mississauga woman, who was a passenger in one of the vehicles involved, suffered extreme injury and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Car accidents: 2 pedestrians injured in Oshawa crash

Two people were injured after a vehicle struck a bus shelter in Oshawa, according to local news sources. Regional police in Durham, Ontario often respond to car accidents around the region, and were called to this accident on the afternoon of May 24. The investigation into the crash is still underway, and very little has been reported as of yet. 

The accident report as it stands as of this writing confirms that the driver of a vehicle appeared to lose control, at which point the car left the road and crashed into a bus shelter. Two individuals who have only been identified as a man and a woman were rushed to local hospitals by arriving medical personnel. Their injuries do not appear to be life-threatening. The status of the driver is unknown at this time. 

Teen sentenced in wrongful death of girl

A teenage boy believed to be responsible for a car crash that claimed the life of a 12-year-old girl has been sentenced, according to local sources. The 15-year-old boy, who was 14 at the time of the accident, was found guilty in an Ontario court and a sentence has been passed down. It is unknown whether the family of the deceased victim has filed, or will file, a wrongful death lawsuit in civil court. 

The accident happened on July 25, 2016. The boy was driving a stolen vehicle at unsafe speeds in Caledon with the 12-year-old girl riding in the same vehicle as a passenger. The boy lost control of the vehicle, clipping a hydro pole, which caused the car to crash into a brick gate. 

Car accidents: severe crash in Ontario leaves 4 dead

A seven-vehicle crash on Highway 401 near Kingston has resulted in four fatalities, according to police. Ontario Provincial Police, who typically respond to car accidents on 400-series highways, are still in the process of determining the cause of the accident that utterly destroyed one of the passenger vehicles involved. So far, they have not pressed charges against any of the drivers involved in the crash. 

Reports state that the accident took place around 1:30 a.m. the morning of May 11 and involved four tractor-trailers, a commercial truck and two cars. It is unclear at this time what precipitated the accident, but the collision caused one of the two cars to become completely engulfed in flames. By the time emergency services arrived, all four individuals in that vehicle had to be pronounced dead at the scene.

Car accidents: 1 critically injured in Toronto

One man is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries following a crash in Toronto's east end, according to news sources. Car accidents involving multiple vehicles are carefully investigated by Ontario authorities. While this case is being handled the same way, the investigation is still in its preliminary stages as of this report. 

Toronto police responded to the crash around 6:30 a.m. the morning of May 6, on Queen Street East near the Don Valley Parkway. It appears one vehicle was travelling at a high rate of speed when it smashed into a second car, causing a tertiary accident in which the struck vehicle in turn struck a taxi. One man, believed to be in his 30s, was found pinned under one of the vehicles. Police are unsure whether he was a pedestrian or if he was thrown from one of the three involved vehicles. 

Wrongful death possible in case of fatal motorcycle crash

A decorated firefighter tragically lost his life in a car accident in North York, according to local sources. Ontario police responded to the scene of an accident involving the 30-year-old motorcyclist and another vehicle. So far, they have not filed charges against the surviving driver, but this does not preclude the family's ability to file a wrongful death suit against that individual in regard to this case. 

The accident report says the 30-year-old, who had recently appeared on the cover of a charity calendar, was headed northbound on his motorcycle on Leslie Street around 7:00 p.m. the evening of April 24 when the accident occurred. At the same time, a 46-year-old man was backing his SUV out of a private driveway. The SUV collided with the motorcycle, causing serious injury to its rider. The firefighter was rushed to a local hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. 

Wrongful death possible in death of child

Tragedy struck the Scarborough area on the afternoon of April 21 when a child was killed in a car accident. Ontario authorities are still investigating the fatal crash that claimed the life of a 6-year-old boy and may have also injured his mother. While police have not filed charges against the driver at this time, the family may still choose to pursue a wrongful death suit. 

According to the accident report, around 3:30 p.m. the boy and his mother were walking home from school when he was struck by an SUV. The details of how the collision happened were not included in this report, but it has been confirmed that the driver stayed at the scene of the accident while witnesses contacted paramedics. The boy was rushed to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. 

Car accidents:1 dead, 1 injured in Toronto

A North York woman is dead following a tragic crash in Bayview Village, according to local sources. Ontario authorities typically investigate car accidents involving a fatality with a great deal of scrutiny to determine whether material contribution to the accident can be identified. In this case, the woman was the driver in the single-vehicle accident, which means it will be her actions that are investigated posthumously. 

According to the accident report, around 2:00 a.m. on the morning of April 13, police responded to calls about a single car accident in North York near Cummer Avenue. The details of the crash were not included in this report, but the force of the impact was severe enough to force a closure of the area by emergency personnel. The woman, who was driving the vehicle at the time of the crash, was pronounced dead at the scene. 

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