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Car accidents: Woman in critical care in Ontario

A woman is clinging to life after an accident involving another vehicle. Car accidents of this nature are often investigated by local and Ontario police, which appears to be the case here. While no charges have yet been filed against the other driver involved in the accident, police say their investigation is still ongoing at this time. 

According to the accident report, which is still being compiled by authorities, the accident took place around 9:40 p.m. the night of July 22. Officers were called to the scene of the accident in the neighbourhood of Rexdale, where they found the woman, who had been riding a motorcycle. Emergency medical personnel said her injuries appeared to be life-threatening. The woman has not been publicly identified by authorities at this time. 

Police say the woman was rushed to a local hospital, and that the driver of the car involved in the crash stayed on the scene and cooperated with police. The intersection remained closed for some time to facilitate the police investigation. It is unclear whether police will move forward with criminal charges, or if the motorcyclist might have been herself responsible for the crash. 

Ontario police may or may not choose to file charges against any of the parties involved in this crash, as is true of most car accidents under investigation. With that said, however, even if no criminal charges are filed against the driver of the car, it may still be possible for the injured woman to file a personal injury lawsuit against the driver in civil court. Civil suits still require evidence of negligence to be presented to the court if damages are to be awarded. 

Source: CBC News, "Woman in life-threatening condition after motorcycle crash involving vehicle in Rexdale", July 22, 2017

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