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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. 

The two drivers, both men of unspecified ages, were also injured in the crash. Police have said their injuries are not life-threatening. Neither of the two men appear to have been charged with a crime at this time, but Peel authorities have not ruled out negligence, recklessness or even intoxication as possible causes of the crash. 

The investigation of car accidents can take a great deal of time and manpower, depending on the nature of the accident. In this case, Ontario authorities will determine the driver or drivers who contributed materially to the accident and may file charges against one or both drivers if the situation warrants. Separately, the surviving family of the deceased woman are entitled under provincial law to file a wrongful death lawsuit against one or both drivers involved in the crash in a civil court setting. 

Source: CBC News, "1 dead, 2 injured in 'major' crash in east Brampton", May 31, 2017

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