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11-year-old girl is dead following 2-car collision

On behalf of Rooz Law posted in Car Accidents on Wednesday, January 7, 2015.

Ontario Provincial Police continue to investigate a head-on collision in Norwich Township that claimed the life of an 11-year-old girl on Jan. 3. Following the crash, reports indicate that the child was rushed to hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries. Six additional people were also hurt in the fatal two-car accident, and they were transported to hospital by ambulance and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

The incident occurred on Norwich Road between County Road 13 and Middleton Line. The OPP responded to the call at approximately 4:40 p.m., and the road remained closed for more than four hours while police and emergency crews worked the scene. At press time, the OPP Technical Traffic Investigation Team is assisting authorities with the ongoing investigation.

Few additional details about the fatal crash are available. Investigators say that the driver of a car traveling westbound on Norwich Road lost control of the vehicle, entered the eastbound lane of the roadway and collided with an oncoming SUV. The minor child who was killed in the wreck was a passenger in the SUV.

When family members die in car accidents due to the negligence of other parties, no amount of money can ever change the tragic chain of events or replace the lives that were lost. However, individuals who seek financial compensation for their losses through wrongful death claims may be able to find some degree of closure in requiring at-fault parties to be held responsible for their choices.

Because insurance companies may represent their own clients’ best interests when negotiating a settlement, individuals who have suffered a catastrophic loss may find it beneficial to seek help from a lawyer in pursuing a claim. The lawyer could assess the full extent of the loss, prepare the paperwork and represent a claimant in court if insurers are unwilling to agree to a fair settlement.

Source: AM980, “OPP Investigating Fatal Crash in Norwich Township”, January 04, 2015