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Multi-vehicle wreck in Ontario claims 2 lives

On behalf of Rooz Law posted in Car Accidents on Thursday, November 13, 2014.

Authorities report that a three-vehicle accident on Nov. 10 just outside of Glenco left two individuals dead. The fatal crash took place at about 6:30 a.m. on Longwoods Road.

According to police, the accident occurred when a 17-year-old Chatham man who was heading eastbound driving an SUV attempted to drive around a school bus and collided head-on with a westbound Dodge Ram pickup truck. Following the first crash, a transport truck heading westbound apparently crashed into the two vehicles.

The pickup truck driver, a 50-year-old man from Wardsville, was killed instantly in the crash. First responders took the SUV driver to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The transport truck driver declined transportation to hospital but was given medical aid at the scene by EMS. Officials restricted traffic to Longwoods road in both directions for about seven hours while the Middlesex OPP worked to determine the cause of the three-vehicle collision. The investigation was reported to be ongoing.

Whenever a car accident claims someone’s life, the family members might consider holding the driver who allegedly caused the accident liable for their losses they have experienced because of the death. Besides funeral costs and medical expenses, the family may be facing serious financial difficulties if the decedent was their primary care provider. Those costs might be recovered through a successful wrongful death lawsuit.

By enlisting legal assistance, the family may be able to file such a claim in civil court. A lawyer might be able to use certain documentation as evidence that could include records of the accident-related expenses, medical reports, eyewitness statements and reports filed by responding police in the case.

Source: CTV News London , “Two killed in crash near Glencoe identified”, November 10, 2014