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Ontario motor vehicle accident takes life of 2 motorcyclists

A motor vehicle accident involving a car, an SUV and a motorcycle has resulted in the death of two people and injuries to another person. The accident occurred around 5 p.m. June 7 on Highway 17 between Veuve River Bridge and Sutcliffe Road in the town of Markstay-Warren, which is about 50 kilometres east of Sudbury. A man was driving a car east on Highway 17 at the same time that an SUV and a motorcycle were headed in the opposite direction.

According to reports, the driver of the car did not maintain his lane and crossed over the centre lane into the path of the SUV, striking it on the side. The car then crashed head-on with the motorcycle. Both motorcyclists, a 48-year-old Val Caron man and a 48-year-old woman, also of Val Caron, were killed in the crash. The 58-year-old North Bay man who was driving the car was taken to the hospital, suffering from minor injuries. The occupants of the SUV, a 55-year-old Sudbury woman and a 57-year-old Callander woman, were not injured.

Authorities were investigating the accident at the time of the report but have not said what caused the driver of the car to cross the centre line. Charges were pending.

When a negligent driver causes a motor vehicle accident, they can be held responsible for property damages and personal injuries. A victim can often file a claim and receive compensation for their losses. If a negligent driver causes a motor vehicle accident that results in death, the victim’s family may be able to file a wrongful death claim. A lawyer with experience in that area could help by filing the claim and representing the family in proceedings.

Source: CBC News , “2 Val Caron residents killed in head-on Highway 17 crash”, June 08, 2014