Monthly Archives: December 2014
Officials indicated that a 39-year-old truck driver responsible for a fatal accident in June turned himself into police on Dec. 17. He is now facing multiple charges, including dangerous driving causing death.
The accident reportedly occurred when the 39-year-old man was driving a transport truck on westbound Highway 401 and hit another westbound vehicle, a Toyota Corolla, near the Thickson Road exit. Two passengers were in the Toyota, one of whom, a 29-year-old man, was killed on account of the highway crash.… Continue Reading
According to police, a Dec. 27 accident involving two Toronto Transit Commission vehicles, a bus and a streetcar, left four individuals injured. The investigation into the cause of the collision is reportedly ongoing.
The two-vehicle accident transpired at about 10:15 a.m. That is when the southbound bus purportedly struck the northbound streetcar at the intersection of Danforth Avenue and Main Street. Officials said the bus was attempting to make a left turn at the time of the crash. Emergency personnel took four individuals to hospitals, where they were treated for minor injuries.… Continue Reading
Drivers, passengers and other road users who are injured in Ontario vehicle accidents are entitled to paid non-professional health care services by automobile insurers under the Statutory Accident Benefit Schedule of the Insurance Act. However, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care might cover other expenses.
Some of the health care services that automobile insurers may pay for are community support such as caregivers, social or recreational services, transportation and meals, and home repair and maintenance. They might also pay for attendant care, homemaking and personal support services such as house cleaning, preparing meals, laundry and personal hygiene assistance.… Continue Reading
People who are victims of car accidents may be entitled to medical and rehabilitation benefits under the Insurance Act, otherwise known as the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule, if they were insured at the time of the crashes. These minimum benefits are stipulated in the Act for victims who become impaired.
The Act provides that all the necessary and reasonable medical expenses that the injured incurred, be reimbursed or paid for. This includes ambulance, hospital, surgical, nursing, optometric and dental services. Other medical benefits that are typically included are medications, mobility devices, hearing aids, occupational therapy and chiropractic services.… Continue Reading
Ontario drivers may be interested in the story of a three-car accident that occurred in York Region. An out-of-control SUV driven by a man traveling southbound on Highway 48 reportedly caused a head-on collision that resulted in one driver’s death.
On the afternoon of Dec. 9 around 3:30 p.m., a pickup truck with a snowplow affixed to the front was traveling north on Highway 48. As it drove past Ravenshoe Road in Georgina, an SUV traveling in the opposite direction struck the side of the pickup’s snowplow.… Continue Reading
Each year in Ontario, many people suffer from traumatic brain injuries in car accidents, diving accidents, falls and sports. When you or a loved one have suffered a traumatic brain injury, you may be facing a lifetime of devastating personal injuries.
You may have experienced a permanent change in your personality, a loss of senses including touch, taste, sight or smell or cognitive impairments. Some people with brain injuries have difficulty with speaking and other forms of communication as well. You or your loved one may have memory problems, an inability to control your emotions, fine motor skill impairments and difficulty with reading or writing.… Continue Reading
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