After allegedly following a Toronto cyclist down a tight alleyway last week, an agitated driver blared his horn and declared, “Looks like another dead cyclist.”
Colin Powell claims the motorist was attempting to convince him from behind to steer his bicycle in another direction while approaching an alley close to Toronto’s Little Italy neighborhood. The driver’s constant screaming and honking eventually “rattled” Powell, who stopped his bike to collect himself after the alleged harasser yelled the aforementioned threat and began pulling into his garage.
“There’s no space to move. There’s definitely not space for a bike and a car to be next to each other,” Powell recalled to As It Happens CBC Radio host Carol Off.
The incident was immediately reported to Toronto police, who cited privacy concerns in declining to confirm whether an official report had been filed.
“This is a police matter and it’s not our job to tell the police how to do their jobs. But an act like that — a threat like that — needs to be followed up on,” said Toronto Coun. Mike Layton.
A recent report on the state of Ontario’s Auto Insurance Systems shows that we have one of the least effective systems in play. While there’s a decrease in the number of accidents, the opposite is evident on the number of claims. They have gone up.
With the aim of reducing the insurance premiums, the government is working on introducing the “Fair Auto Insurance Plan.” It has been a topic of discussion since last year. This new plan aims at reducing fraud cases and costs in the Auto Insurance industry.
One of the areas of concern by many Personal Injury Lawyers and Kalsi & Associates included is the new plan will make it more difficult for one to qualify for a particular coverage, in case of an accident. Though the project will save the public regarding auto insurance premiums, it may be to the detriment of victims of accidents.
According to the plan, the treatment plans for common injuries that result from collisions will be standard. Also, medical assessment for those with severe injuries due to an accident will be by neutral and independent centers for examination. Now, you will not go to a family doctor or your specialist for assessment.
You will have to go to a designated assessment center. It may result in an assessment that is not comprehensive, thorough, or even well-reasoned. As we wait to see what measures the development plans for this new system will take; feel free to contact Kalsi & Associates at (844) 905-2993, for your Personal Injury cases, or apply online.
Just on the first day of Snowmobile Safety Week, two snowmobilers went through the ice, on the lake. According to the Kawartha Now, the Police, Kawartha Lakes Fire Rescue, Paramedics were called to the site.
They were joined by part of the Canada Armed Forces. One of the riders was found and taken to the hospital. The health condition unknown.
The search for the other snowmobile rider resumed on Sunday. He was then found dead, at around 4:30 pm.
The Snowmobile Safety Week is a move by the OPP and Snowmobiles Club, to promote safety by snowmobilers. It will end on the 29th of this Month.
Ontario Provincial Police Name Traffic Accident Hotspots in Toronto Find Out the Most Dangerous Places to Drive
Source: The Star
Posted On: 07/17/2007
The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) worked to outline hotspots for collisions, injuries and deaths.
One such traffic hotspot is on Highway 401 between Whites Road and Courtice Road. If you are driving on this stretch of the highway, you have a greater chance of being involved in a motor vehicle accident than on any other highway across the province. The likelihood of being involved in a motor vehicle accident collision is even higher if you are driving there between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. or 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
However, accidents causing a death are higher on Highway 48 between Bloomington Road and Smith Boulevard near Aurora due to drivers trying to pass on the highway.
Surprisingly, OPP found that the likelihood of death was higher in the summer than in the winter, especially during the months of July and August. It is said by Chief Superintendent Bill Grodzinski that the cause is related to traffic volumes on the clear and dry roads and the influence of alcohol. People are going out to the cottage and not using seat belts or are driving too fast.