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Car accidents: woman injured in Scarborough

Police are still determining the cause of a crash that sent a woman to the hospital in the early morning of March 28. Ontario police based in Toronto are regularly called to investigate car accidents in nearby Scarborough, where the crash took place. For the moment, they have elected not to file charges against the driver involved in the crash. 

The accident report confirms the woman was on foot while crossing an intersection when she was struck. While she has not been identified by name, police have confirmed she is in her 60s. The force of the impact with the vehicle caused injuries police have confirmed to be life-threatening. She was rushed to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in serious condition. Her current status is believed to be unchanged. 

The driver involved in the accident remained at the scene, but he or she has not been identified. Police have not commented on what factors they believe may have played a role in the crash, but their investigation is ongoing as of this report. The street where the accident took place remained closed for much of the day in order to facilitate this investigation. 

Depending on the outcome, it is possible the driver involved in the crash will face criminal charges. Car accidents resulting in injury or death do not always result in criminal charges, but even if they do not, Ontario law allows the woman the opportunity to file a personal injury suit against the driver. Evidence of the driver's material contribution to the accident must be included in such a suit if the court is to rule in favour of the injured party. 

Source: CBC News, "Woman in her 60s suffers life-threatening injuries after struck by vehicle", March 28, 2017

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