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Serious 3-vehicle accident in Ontario takes the life of woman

York Regional Police say that three vehicles were involved in an accident on 14th Avenue, resulting in the death of a 61-year-old woman. The fatal accident occurred just west of Ninth Line after 11 a.m. on March 12, resulting in the road and surrounding streets being closed for several hours while authorities investigated the scene.

According to a preliminary investigation, one vehicle spun out of control due to poor road conditions, causing it to strike another. Police say that three vehicles were involved in the car accident, and the snow-covered road was a factor in the collision. One of the vehicles was a van, and another was a sedan. Video footage of the accident scene showed a FedEx truck, but authorities did not make it clear if the truck was involved in the crash.

The woman who died in the car accident was one of the drivers. She was transported to a hospital but succumbed to her injuries after arriving. Police did not release the condition of the occupants in the other two vehicles. In light of this accident and fatality, authorities urged drivers to be cautious while travelling in the winter storm.

When the cause of the accident is determined, the deceased woman’s surviving family members may decide to to file a claim regarding the fatal motor vehicle accident. Through a successful claim, the woman’s survivors may be able to recover the funeral expenses and any out-of-pocket expenses directly related to the woman’s death. If the woman was married or had other dependants, they could recover the loss of financial support for the income that they expected her to provide for them. A widowed husband may also receive compensation for the loss of companionship.

Source: Global News, “Woman, 61, dies after serious crash in Markham“, James Armstrong, March 12, 2014