Tag Archives: Car accident

Sidhu Gets Bail in Dangerous Driving Case

Source:

Global News

Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, accused of dangerous driving after his semi-trucks collision with the team bus of Humboldt Broncos on April 6, has been given bail against a surety of $1,000. As per the bail arrangements, Sidhu had to surrender his passport and follow a curfew that restricts him to his house and prohibits him from driving.

16 people died in the horrible crash of April 6 and the fatalities included players and other members of Saskatchewan junior hockey team. 13 more suffered injuries. Sidhu was remanded into police custody on July 6 and was arrested at 10:07 AM on that day from his home. The next hearing of the case will take place on August 21.

29-year old Sidhu is facing 16 charges of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death and 13 of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily injury. Superintendent Derek Williams, officer-in-charge of the major crimes unit, said in a statement last week about the presence of “evidence that motor vehicle was being operated in a way that was dangerous to the public.”

Sidhu reportedly works for called Adesh Deol trucking company. This company does not face any charges at the present moment. Director of the company, Sukmander Singh, came forward to say that the driver had been working for his company for around a month when this tragedy took place. Singh is the only person who was working in this trucking company which was subsequently suspended for the course of this investigation.

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.

Collisions on Highway 17 leaves Two Dead

Source:

South Western Ontario

National Post

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.

What Should you do, as a Cyclist if You collide with a Motor vehicle; Kalsi & Associates Explains

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THE STAR

It’s no surprise that many of us are long waiting for the snow to dissipate. A time to put back the winter clothes in the closest and get out our bicycles. The fact that you are on the road chances are, you may be involved in an accident.

We do not mean that you should expect one, but it doesn’t hurt to prepare; in case it happens. If a cyclist collides with a motorist, you may be entitled to coverage. If the crash is due to the fault of the driver, their auto insurance company may cover the damages.

In Ontario, in at-fault accidents, your homeowner’s insurance policy may cover you. If you are involved in a collision, report it to the police. Sometimes what appears to be minor injuries may get worse over time.

Remember to get the relevant information from the motorist. It includes name, license plate number, contact information, and insurance information. Seek medical attention and find a reliable personal injury lawyer to plead your case.

You may be able to receive compensation for your suffering. It often depends on the suffering and pain that a victim goes through, due to the accident. Reach out to our expert personal injury lawyers at Kalsi & Associates, at (844) 905-2993 or apply online.

We offer FREE consultation!

Kalsi & Associates Raises Concern over The New Insurance Plan in Ontario

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CTV News

THE STAR

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.

Highway 17 Collision kills One

Source:

CBC

The Ontario Provincial Police confirmed that the collision on Highway 17, around Rutherglen Ontario, left one person dead. An SUV that was heading eastbound, crossed over the center line and collided with an oncoming pickup truck.

It was determined after the collision that the driver of the SUV was dead. Luckily, the driver of the pickup truck suffered no injuries. The accident led to the closure of the Highway for several hours.

The road was later reopened at around 6:00 pm to give the authorities ample time to carry out investigations into the cause of the collision.

Two Vehicle Collide in Ajax leaving a senior man with critical injuries

Source:

CBC

Yesterday afternoon, a car and a truck crashed near the border of Pickering and Ajax. The truck was pulling a trailer. The passengers of the truck had minor injuries even though the police could not confirm how many they were.
 
A senior man who was involved in the crash suffered critical injuries. He had to be transported to Sunnybrook Hospital by air. He is in stable condition. Tests are being taken to determine the extent of his wounds.
 
The accident took place in the Durham region, at Westney and Taunton roads. The police were forced to close the road from Harwood Avenue to Ravenscroft Road.

Garden City Skyway Closed after Truck Flips over

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ST. CATHARINES STANDARD

CHCH

A pickup truck flipped over after colliding with a car, at around 9.00 am, Thursday, on the eastbound lanes of QEW. The force caused the truck to flip over the median and into oncoming traffic. It then led to a chain reaction of collisions along the highway.
 
At least six vehicles were involved in the crash, including a transport truck that was hauling several vehicles, a dump truck, SUV, and several other vehicles. One man was trapped in the debris; luckily, he was extracted and transported to the hospital with only minor injuries.
 
The Ontario Provincial Police had to close most of the westbound lanes for about two hours to give room for clearing the wreckage. Traffic on the roads was given time to subside before the lanes were closed a second time.
 
It was to allow investigators to access the scene of the accident, safely. Traffic had to be steered off the highway. In turn, it led to the slow flow of traffic in the city.
 
Investigations into the cause of the collision are still underway. Traffic is back to normal as the lanes have since been reopened.

10 common motor vehicle accident injuries

10 common motor vehicle accident injuries

Source: Main Street Health

 

Unfortunately, a car accident can happen anytime and anywhere, changing someone’s life forever. Before you ever find yourself or a loved one involved in a car accident at some point, it is important to know what are the most common injuries that can occur in a car accident and how they can be treated. This way, it is easier to know the best place to get help and recover faster, but remember that every case is unique and only a health care professional can give the specific diagnosis.

 

Neck injuries

Car accidents victims commonly experience cases of whiplash, that causes damage to the neck muscles and ligaments. Victims diagnosed with whiplash often show symptoms of pain and muscle stiffness in the neck, lower back, hand, arm, or shoulder. They can also experience blurred vision, ringing in the ears and dizziness, just to mention a few. Medical treatment is recommended as soon as possible after a car accident because without the correct treatment, it can lead to the development of arthritis.

 

Back injuries

After a car accident, victims usually complain about lower back injuries that can lead to more serious cases of fractured vertebrae, for example. This kind of injury can be really painful and may appear right after the accident or even after a few days and the symptoms include arm and leg pain, muscle weakness, numbness or tingling. It is important to seek medical help right after the car accident in order to minimize nerve damage. In some cases, back injuries can be treated with pain medications that can be bought without prescription but most severe cases need stronger pain medication and even physiotherapy. If the non-surgical treatment is not enough to eliminate the pain, the last option may be a lumbar decompression surgery.

 

Spinal Cord Injuries

Car accident victims can suffer from spinal cord injuries and that can be very serious leading to paralysis and loss of feeling or reflexes. Cases of paralysis from a spinal cord can be reduced or reversed with proper medical treatment as long as it is done early.

 

Chest Injuries

Chest injuries are more likely to happen to the driver. In the car accident, the driver’s position makes it easier for him or her to suffer a chest injury like broken ribs and collapsed lungs for hitting the steering wheel or dashboard. In come cases, the victim can even suffer internal bleeding, cardiac arrest and damage to internal organs and abdomen. Even though the victim can experience severe bruising from wearing a seat belt during the car accident, it is just a small price to pay. If worn correctly, it can reduce the chance of death by 47% and more serious injuries by 52% and it is important to remember that wearing a seat belt is necessary at all times.

 

Shoulder Injuries

Because the shoulder can move in many directions, it makes it less stable than other joints being easier to suffer injuries in a car accident. Shoulder injuries’ symptoms include visible shoulder deformity, limited mobility of the joint, lots of pain and many others. Remember to never try to put a dislocated shoulder into place by yourself because that can cause even more damage. The right way to deal with this is to immediately proceed to the nearest emergency room and have proper medical treatment.

 

Internal Injuries

Do not think that injuries that can happen from a car accident are only visible from the outside. Internal injuries are dangerous because they can go unnoticed and lead to a more severe injury. Because they are harder to notice, pay attention to symptoms like pale skin, dizziness, overall cold feeling, abdominal pain and fatigue. After the car accident, even if it was a minor one, it is crucial to have proper medical treatment to have your internal organs checked. Otherwise, it can be lethal.

 

Brain, Head and Face Injuries

Car accidents caused by high-speed collisions can cause brain, head and face injuries that can possibly lead to comas and long-term cognitive issues. Even if there is no external sign of bruises on the head, the brain can be internally damaged and if not treated correctly, it can cause serious brain damage. Other conditions, like a dislocated jaw can be fixed back into the position but surgery may be necessary in some cases.

 

Broken Bones

Broken bones (arms, legs, knees, ankles and hips) are also common car accident injuries. They must be treated as soon as the car accident victim could go to the nearest hospital in order to get proper treatment. In some cases, physiotherapy may be required to repair broken bones.

 

Strains, Sprains, Bruising, Scrapes and Cuts

Do not mistake this kind of injury for something not worth treating. Even though it is the most common of car accident injuries, it can still cause lots of pain and discomfort to the victim weeks after the car accident happened. Treatment can include stitches and pain relievers with physiotherapy to restore body function.

 

Psychological Traumas

Car accident victims can also suffer from psychological traumas, especially if there is severe injury or death involved. Emotional distress can cause psychological traumas like anxiety, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder and more, interfering with the victim’s life considerably. This kind of case can be treated with proper counseling and medication.

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Brain injuries after an accident

Brain injuries after an accident

A serious brain injury can have many different effects on a victim. Often, the impairments are permanent. Unfortunately, it can occur from a car accident, slip and fall, or some other type of incident.

Some brain injuries can be especially complicated due to the fact that they cannot be detected by objective testing (ie. CT, X-ray or MRI). Brain Injury-Law

Often the victim’s are not aware of the injury until people close to the victim start to notice changes in victim’s behaviour. If not treated properly, the symptoms can often worsen.

If the accident that caused the brain injury was due to the negligence of another person in Ontario, there could be a personal injury claim. In cases of brain injury, the compensation could be higher than other cases because of its complexity and the serious effect it has on the victim’s life.

If you suffer from an accident related brain injury, please contact Kalsi & Associates’ personal injury lawyers at

1(844) 905-2993