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Ontario pedestrian accident takes life of local woman

An April 13 pedestrian accident in Brockville took the life of a 70-year-old woman. According to the Brockville police chief, a call initially indicated that a pickup truck was pulling out of a laneway when it hit the woman. However, an investigation determined that the driver was attempting to parallel park in order to attend a garage sale. Due to the nature of the wreck, the acting police chief said that charges were not pending.

According to police, a 58-year-old man was backing his pickup truck into a parking spot at around 3:50 p.m. when he struck the woman, who had been attempting to cross Pearl Street just east of the Perth Street intersection. He also may have unknowingly driven over the woman in a forward direction. Attempts made at the scene to revive the woman were unsuccessful, and an autopsy was ordered.

Ontario accident claims the life of 20-year-old woman

Ontario police have reported that a 20-year-old LaSalle woman lost her life in an April 4 collision involving a car and an SUV. The fatal accident took place in Windsor at about 3 a.m. The woman was a passenger in the SUV, and both drivers involved in the accident have been charged.

Responding Windsor police discovered an SUV on lying on its roof on Lauzon Road between Tranby Avenue and McHugh Street. The vehicle was situated in the northbound lanes of the roadway. First responders pronounced the woman dead at the scene, and they also treated others who had been injured in the crash. The driver of the SUV was subsequently charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death.

Ontario crash sends 4 to hospitals

A total of four people were hospitalized, one in critical condition, after a car accident on April 9 in North York. Police say that the car accident occurred just after 10 a.m. at the corner of Steeles Avenue West and Torresdale Avenue.

According to a preliminary investigation, a 63-year-old woman in a Nissan Maxima was travelling west on Steeles Avenue West and tried to turn left onto southbound Torresdale Avenue. As she made the turn, a 17-year-old male in a Subaru Impreza was travelling east on Steeles Avenue West and struck the Maxima. The impact sent the Maxima into a metal fence that surrounds a condo building.

2 dead in accident

A car accident between a pickup truck and a passenger vehicle resulted in death for two Thunder Bay citizens. The fatal motor vehicle accident occurred on Highway 61 between the Harbour Expressway and Arthur Street in the early morning hours of March 22, causing accident investigators to close the highway for approximately 11 hours.

According to Ontario Provincial Police, a Chevrolet Silverado travelling southbound on Highway 61 when, for an unknown reason, the driver of the pickup truck hit the guard rails at the southbound side of Highway 61. The truck then travelled across the highway and struck a northbound Chrysler PT Cruiser.

Highway crash kills 1, injures 4 others

A two-car accident that took place in an Ontario township killed one person and injured four others. The fatal accident occurred a little after 8 a.m. near Minto between the 3rd and 5th line on Highway 23. According to OPP, a Mercedes was headed south, and at the same time, a Chevrolet was headed north. The two vehicles struck each other, killing a passenger in the Chevrolet.

The Chevrolet's 21-year-old driver suffered injuries that were described as non-life threatening, and she was transported to a local hospital. There were three occupants inside the Mercedes, all of whom were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries as well. No charges have been filed in connection with the accident. According to an OPP constable, the investigation is still underway and will need to be completed before the decision whether to charge either driver will be made. Officials closed the highway between Palmerston and Harriston for much of the day.

2013 accident could be connected to GM recall

Ontario owners of a General Motors vehicle may have received a notice regarding a recent recall being made by the company. GM released the recall of the faulty ignition switches in an estimated 1.6 million vehicles that could simply shut off while the car was in operation. When the ignition switch turns off, the entire power system in the vehicle, including brakes, power steering and even air bags, fail to engage. The car manufacturer mailed recall letters to about 236,000 Canadians in mid-March.

Now, reports suggest a deadly car accident in June 2013 was possibly connected to the defective vehicles, which are reportedly responsible for 13 deaths in the U.S. GM previously reported that the most recent deadly accident happened in Dec. 2009, more than three years before the current accident. The vehicle drove off the road into some trees, according to reports. The driver was not properly restrained and was killed in the crash. Transport Canada is conducting a further investigation of the incident with the help of GM Canada.

Man sentenced after Ontario woman's death

After an accident claimed the life of a 33-year-old woman, a Hamilton man, who is 42 years old, was sentenced to five years in prison on March 10 for drinking and driving. He entered a guilty plea to possession of marijuana and impaired driving resulting in death for the Oct. 31 2013 accident. In addition to his prison term, he will be permanently banned from driving. He also received two separate $1,000 fines, one for operating his vehicle without an ignition interlock device and one for failure to maintain insurance.

Reports say that the woman, who had moved to Hamilton two weeks before the accident, was struck by the defendant's Toyota Camry. A bystander called emergency to report the accident, and workers found her injuries were life-threatening, and she was pronounced dead the following day. Authorities reported that a breath test registered more than triple the legal limit. In addition, he was reportedly driving with no insurance, and authorities found marijuana on his person.

City sued after fatal accident

Ontario residents may be interested to hear that a city in Saskatchewan is facing a lawsuit after an accident that caused the death of a woman. The City of Regina has been named as the defendant in a case related to a fatal accident that involved a transit bus.

The woman was downtown at a bus stop in February 2013, and a sign was nearby. Reports say the bus hit the sign, causing it to become loose and hit the woman on the head. A coroner prepared a report that was released in December related to the cause of death, concluding that the bus brakes played a role in the tragic accident. A lawyer who is working for the woman's family says that he will be seeking to access records from the City of Regina in order to determine if the accident was due to an isolated event or if there are a larger number of buses that were affected by similar problems. He anticipates that the city will settle the case out of court.

Man dies after being struck by truck at loading dock

An Ontario man has died after being struck by a truck in the early morning hours of Feb. 15. The fatal accident took place in the loading area of an Ajax-based logistics company in the vicinity of Bayly Street around 3:30 a.m. The victim was a truck driver and had been at the loading dock with his own truck when he was hit by a shunt truck. The shunt truck had a fifth-wheel assembly and had been searching for a trailer that was located at a loading dock. An ambulance transported the man to an Ajax hospital, where he later died of his injuries.

The shunt truck's driver did not suffer any injuries in the incident. According to police, the accident is still under investigation and detectives are searching for individuals who may have information regarding the incident. The scene was also attended by the Ministry of Labour.

1 dead, 7 injured in car accident

A tragic motor vehicle accident resulted in death and several injuries for the seven people involved in the accident. The two-vehicle car accident occurred on Montreal Road.

According to police, the accident transpired between Bearbrook Road and Highway 174 at about 11:20 p.m. The accident occurred when an SUV and a small passenger car collided head-on. Firefighters say that they had to extricate three individuals from the vehicles. One individual died in the accident. According to the paramedic operations superintendent, emergency responders took a man in his 20s to a trauma centre for the treatment of injuries that were considered life-threatening, including a pelvis fracture and a head injury. A woman in her 60s also sustained a head injury. A 92-year-old woman sustained multiple fractures, including fractures to her pelvis, arm and leg. Both of those individuals were also transported to the trauma centre in serious condition. The other four injured individuals sustained minor injuries and were transported to area hospitals.

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