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Driver charged for crash that killed 1, injured 1

A 22-year-old man who was involved in a car accident that occurred in Ontario was faced with additional charges while in court on June 10. According to the report, the accident took place on Lauzon Road just south of Tranby Avenue at approximately 2:50 a.m. on April 4.

The man was reportedly driving a Chevrolet Blazer in the northbound lanes when the vehicle was struck by a Chevrolet Impala and flipped over several times. One of the two vehicles struck a traffic pole, causing serious damage. Reports say that the driver of the Impala continued to drive away from the accident until a flat tire caused him to stop a few blocks north of the scene. A 20-year-old woman who was a passenger in the vehicle was killed. A woman, who is 19 years old, suffered injuries in the crash.

The driver of the Blazer was initially charged with dangerous driving causing death and dangerous driving causing bodily harm. During the hearing, however, he was given additional charges for drinking prior to the accident. The driver of the Impala, a 28-year-old man, was also charged in his involvement in the incident. The charges included two counts of failing to stop at the crash site causing injury and dangerous driving causing bodily harm.

In addition to the emotional strain of losing a loved one, a family may also suffer serious financial damages. A wrongful death claim may allow them to hold the parties who are responsible for the fatal accident liable for losses stemming from the crash. For example, the family may be able to seek compensation for the deceased loved one’s medical bills, loss of financial support and loss of companionship.

Source: The Windsor Star , “Driver charged with drinking before fatal crash“, Sarah Sacheli, June 10, 2014