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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. 

Police have not ruled out negligence, intoxication or recklessness as possible contributing causes to this crash, as the weather does not appear to have played a role. Police did note a potential fuel leak at the scene, which has curtailed their investigation somewhat. So far, they do not appear to have filed charges against the driver. 

As is often the case with recently-reported car accidents, too little information is yet available to determine how this case might play out in an Ontario court. It is still possible Durham authorities will charge the driver criminally, but even if they do not, the two victims may yet be entitled to file personal injury lawsuits in civil court. Such suits require evidence of negligence that is found to have caused or materially contributed to the crash in order to succeed in civil court. 

Source: CTV Toronto, "Two pedestrians struck as vehicle crashes into Oshawa bus shelter", Kayla Goodfield, May 24, 2017

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