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Oshawa Driver Arrested Following Fatal Dufferin and Briar Hill Crash

Source:

Toronto Star

Toronto police last week arrested a 27-year-old Oshawa man now facing charges in a fatal hit-and-run accident.

Jesse Petroff ended the life of a 50-year-old woman, later identified by family as Isabel Soria, when his Dodge Ram pickup truck struck her around 3 p.m. on June 11 at the intersection of Dufferin Street and Briar Hill Avenue. Police said surveillance footage and still, photos confirmed the driver left his stopped vehicle and approached the victim but immediately got back into his vehicle and fled the scene. Clear photos of the vehicle released Thursday accompanying a plea for citizens to provide any relevant information about its whereabouts and driver led to an arrest later that day.

Petroff now faces charges of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death, criminal negligence causing death, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and failure to stop at the scene of an accident causing death.

Elderly Woman Dies After Being Hit by a Car as She crossed the Street

Source:

CBC News

A senior woman, at the age of 76 was crossing a street in Paris, Ontario when a car hit her.

According to the police, the woman was crossing Silver Street in the morning at around 5:45 am, at Oak Street, when she was hit by a car.

She was rushed to the hospital but succumbed to her injuries. She died in hospital.

The police say that the driver is cooperating with investigations. Investigations about the crash are undergoing.

Crash outside St. Catharines Home leaves Driver in Critical Condition

Source:

CBC News

A car crashed outside a private home in St. Catharines, on Glenridge Road. The driver, a 26-year old man, is believed to have lost control of his Cadillac. And in turn, crashed into a tree in the front yard of the home.
The people within the vicinity rushed to help him after calling 911.

He was taken to a hospital for treatment out of the city and in life-threatening condition. The accident happened on Sunday afternoon.

Bicycle & Pedestrian Accidents; What you need to Know?

Source:

CBC News

According to a news feature by CBC news in 2015, in Toronto, six pedestrians are hit every day. And the number was increasing. That is so, even though the law stipulates that pedestrians have the right of way.

As the roads become less safe for pedestrians, early last year, a new pedestrian law was introduced in Ontario. It emphasized that motorists should wait for the pedestrian to cross the crosswalks or pedestrian crossovers completely.

However, if you are injured from colliding with a motor vehicle, you are entitled to compensation.

Types of Claims

No-Fault Benefit/ Accident Benefit

It applies to all persons involved in a collision with a motor vehicle. If you are a pedestrian or cyclist, then your auto insurance applies. But if you have no insured car, you can claim the insurance policy of the vehicle involved in the accident.

Claim against at-fault driver

In addition to the above claim, you may also be entitled to claim the driver who is at fault. First, you have to provide proof that some blame, is the driver of the car.

Some of the benefits you can claim if you suffer injuries due to the collision include, medical expenses, replacement of income, etc. It all depends on the circumstances of the accident.

In Ontario, the laws on auto insurance are complex and change frequently. It is advisable to seek the guidance of a personal injury lawyer to advise you on the measures to take. You can reach out to out Toronto Personal Injury lawyers, at Kalsi & Associates at 1-844-905-2993 for a FREE consultation.

Reasonable Doubt: Why Cuts to Insurance Benefits are a Social Justice Issue

Reasonable Doubt: Why Cuts to Insurance Benefits are a Social Justice Issue

Source: Now Toronto

Car insurance is a topic that has a big impact on Ontario’s population because it can cause major impacts. Every year, nearly 50,000 people suffer from car accident injuries in Ontario and many of them experience significant cases of injuries that can lead to a more problematic scenario. On June 1, 2016, the government has make more cuts to car accident benefits and that means people who have suffered from car accident injuries are going to have fewer benefits.

Accident claims

The impact of this measure is even bigger on the most vulnerable or marginalized people from Ontario because the ones with lower income are more likely to have physical jobs and be deprived to work because of possible injuries caused by car accidents.

 

That is why they are the ones that can benefit the most from having the assistance of a personal injury lawyer. The personal injury law firm can help them get the compensation and the assistance they need when they are injured by a car accident.

 

Contact Kalsi & Associates’ personal injury lawyers in Toronto at

1(844) 905-2993

for your car accident benefits.