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Vehicle flees fatal accident near Tavistock, driver wanted

Motor vehicle accidents can change lives in a matter of moments. Tragically, accidents do happen, but failing to take responsibility for one's actions when an accident occurs is a serious offence. An unidentified driver is now the subject of a police investigation after allegedly causing a fatal accident and then leaving the scene in rural Ontario recently.

Cycling accident claims life of migrant worker near Hamilton

Bicycles are an inexpensive form of transportation for many, including those who travel from abroad for work. Unfortunately, when bicycles share the road with motor vehicles, there is always increased risk of an accident. Incidents like these rarely go well for the cyclists. Such was the case on a recent weekend in Flamborough, Ontario.

Under-aged driver charged in fatal accident

There's a saying in popular culture that nothing good happens after 2:00 in the morning. It certainly seems bad news often comes in the middle of the night. That was exactly the case for the families of two Ontario youths this summer after a tragic accident on a quiet highway.

Who is at fault in an accident when no one is driving?

The laws dealing with motor vehicles in Ontario are constantly evolving to keep pace with changes in how vehicles are built. From the creation of the first laws for horseless carriages to statutes covering headlamps, wipers and seat belts, each new enhancement has, over time, ushered in the need for new edicts to govern the use of the advances. When a motor vehicle accident occurs, all applicable facets of the law are scrutinized to determine whether a driver was at fault in some manner. So what happens if there is no driver?

2 dead after fatal multi-vehicle accident in Ontario

With the coming of fine summer weather, there also comes an increase in the number of motorcycles on the road. Unfortunately, when a motorcycle is involved in an accident, the outcome is seldom good for its rider or passenger. Additionally, any traffic accident, regardless of the type of vehicle involved, can turn into a complicated affair involving the law and insurance companies

OPP patrol increased over holiday weekend

Each year on the first of July residents throughout the nation celebrate Canada Day. In the course of observing the long holiday weekend, it is not uncommon for people to spend time with friends and family. Regardless of whether people travelled short or long distances to get to these gatherings, there is always a potential that they could be involved in a collision with another vehicle. It is possible these collisions could result in serious injuries to those involved.

Group focuses on reducing deaths involving motor vehicles

When most people think about collisions involving motor vehicles, they likely think about crashes with other vehicles. While these incidents do occur, and can result in serious injuries to those involved, there are other situations in which a vehicle could inflict harm on individuals. Examples of these situations include crashes in construction zones and those that involve pedestrians.

How to assess drivers impaired due to marijuana

There are many factors that could contribute to a car accident occurring on Ottawa roads. One of those is impaired drivers. While drunk drivers may be the first thing that comes to mind when you hear that phrase, there are other substances, the use of which, could lead to the same end result. Local police are particularly concerned about how safe the roads will be if marijuana is legalized for recreational use, throughout Canada. Its legalization could come as soon as 2017.

Accident reconstructions may uncover defective vehicle parts

When a loved one is unexpectedly lost, it can be difficult for those left behind to move forward with their life. It is that much harder if the negligence of another party is to blame for the unexpected death. This negligence can take many forms and could involve defective products.

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