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.
South Western Ontario
On Tuesday, separate collisions in the Sudbury, Ont. Area, on Highway 17, claimed two lives. According to the OPP, in the morning West of Sudbury, a tractor-trailer collided with a rock cut.
It happened east of the Walden Township, claiming the life of a 33-year-old woman. She was a passenger in the transport truck. The driver of the vehicle was charged with careless driving.
Four hours later, another collision occurred. It involved an SUV and a transport truck, killing a 65-year-old woman. She was the driver of the sports utility vehicle.
The driver of the transport suffered minor injuries. The police closed the two sites for investigation of the collisions.
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.
A head-on collision resulted in the death of one person and two in life-threatening condition. The three were airlifted to a hospital in Orangeville. Later, the two were airlifted to Toronto, while still in critical condition.
The police will examine the black boxes of the vehicles involved in the accident, to help determine the cause of the collision.
According to the Star’s phone conversation with the OPP (Ontario Provincial Police) Const. Paul Nancekivell. It can be that the conditions of the road, could have led to the accident.
Brampton car accident lawyers across our area take numerous cases this time of year stemming from hazardous winter driving conditions. In this instance, cold and wet weather didn’t so much cause a woman’s car to careen into a pond Wednesday night as make the potential consequences so much more severe.
The yet-unidentified woman escaped a crash with only minor injuries after a wreck that saw her vehicle hop a curb near Kennedy Road and Progress Avenue in Scarborough overnight, drive underneath a fence, and roll downhill into a pond, according to police by way of CTV. When officers arrived on the scene around 2 a.m., the visibly shaken woman told them she accidentally pressed her vehicle’s gas pedal in a closeby mall parking lot to set off the wild ride.
Though the pond had been covered with ice, the woman escaped and swam to shore before yelling for help. Fortunately, a motorist passing by noticed her and dialed 911 to summon aid. The driver was understandably rattled, but was released from hospital with no significant harm. Police and tow operators, meanwhile, worked together to extract the drowned vehicle from its watery grave Thursday morning.
It’s a timely cautionary tale for all GTA motorists this frozen season. Should your vehicle ever end up plunging into icy water, your first moves should be to unlock your nearest door and roll down the windows before the car can sink very far. Next, get out immediately either by opening the door, if possible, or crawling through the window – it takes little more than a minute for an average-sized sedan to fill with water once it goes into the drink. From there, it’s imperative to get out of the water as quickly as you can before hypothermia has a chance to take hold.
The car’s descent is no time to sit in the driver’s seat and dial 911. Make it to shore first, then summon help.