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Insurance benefits available to motor vehicle accident victims

Ontario auto insurance policies are required to provide Statutory Accident Benefits Coverage. This provides insurance against injuries and fatalities suffered not only by drivers, but also their passengers during a motor vehicle accident. Moreover, it pays benefits without regard to fault. There are several different types of accident benefits available through this coverage.

Statutory Accident Benefits may include, for example, compensation for lost wages, medical and rehabilitation expenses and even the costs associated with hiring an attendant due to injuries suffered in the accident.… Continue Reading


Police looking for hit-and-run driver

Ontario Provincial Police say one person was injured in a hit-and-run accident on Aug. 18. The crash involved three vehicles that collided on County Road 17 in Wendover shortly before 3 p.m. The female driver who was hurt in the accident was reported to have suffered non-life-threatening injuries. She was the only occupant of her vehicle.

Police say the car accident took place when the driver of a blue Mazda 3 attempted to pass a Kia. After the Mazda hit the Kia, the Kia collided with a truck that was driving in the opposite lane of traffic.… Continue Reading


One province sees steady increase in inattentive driving crashes

British Columbia motorists might be alarmed to read about crash data coming in from Toronto revealing that the number of drivers cited as inattentive has grown by 50 percent since 2000. Of the more than 55,000 drivers involved in a car accident and marked as inattentive by police, the data gathered by the Global News from Toronto between 2000 and 2012 reveals, approximately a fifth of the crashes involved injuries, and 12 accidents were fatal.

According to a Toronto constable, inattention while driving can constitute a wide range of activities, including using a mobile device, eating and putting on makeup.… Continue Reading


Driver charged in crash that injured 10 near Stratford

An Ontario woman is scheduled for a Sept. 8 court appearance for charges stemming from a recent car accident in the rural southwestern part of the province that sent six children to hospital. A total of 10 people were injured in the July 20 crash, which happened at about 5 p.m. on Embro Road south of Stratford.

According to police, a car carrying two adults and one child crossed into the oncoming lane and struck a minivan with two adults and five children on board.… Continue Reading

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Man gets 6 months in jail after hitting horse-drawn buggy

On May 1, a 36-year-old man pleaded guilty in connection with an accident that injured three men and killed a horse. The Ontario Court of Justice sentenced the man to six months in jail and one year of probation for the charges. As a result of the probation, the man’s DNA was put on record, he may not sit in the driver’s seat of any motor vehicle and he must undergo councelling.

The car accident happened on May 11, 2013, in Dundalk.… Continue Reading

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First family joins class action case against car giant

A couple in Ontario is seeking the help of other victims of car accidents that occurred as a result of a faulty part in General Motors vehicles with a $500 million class-action lawsuit. Their son died in 2012, and they are the first to join the lawsuit over the defective part. The lawyer for the couple explained that they will need to obtain further paperwork, such as reports from the government, police reports and accident reconstruction reports.

A letter about the recall of the 2006 Saturn Ion was delivered to the now-deceased man months after the car accident in which his airbag did not deploy.… Continue Reading

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