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Head-on collision leaves 1 man dead in 3-car crash

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. A spokesperson from the Ontario Provincial Police says that the SUV then lost control and ended up in the northbound lane. The SUV, driven by a man from Quebec, collided with an oncoming minivan, killing the minivan’s driver.

The drivers of the two other vehicles involved suffered minor injuries in the fatal accident. They were both transported to hospitals after the crash. Police have not yet made public the names, ages or places of residence of any of the drivers that took part in the accident. After the crash, authorities closed the highway between Ravenshoe and Miles Roads as they conducted their investigation and cleared the scene.

A negligent driver poses a serious risk to other drivers on the road. When a driver is injured or killed due to the negligence of another, the driver at fault may be responsible for wrongful death damages to the family of those that are killed. These damages could include compensation for funeral expenses, pain and suffering and loss of companionship. A lawyer with experience in car accident lawsuits may be able to file a claim in civil court or negotiate a fair settlement with the responsible driver’s insurance company.

Source: thestar.com, “One dead in three-vehicle crash on Hwy. 48“, Sam Colbert, December 08, 2014