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1 dead, 3 injured after truck collides with SUV in Ontario

On behalf of Rooz Law posted in Truck Accidents on Wednesday, October 15, 2014.

A two-vehicle collision on October 10 near New Tecumseth claimed the life of one individual and left three others injured. According to the report, two of the injured motorists were still receiving hospital treatment for serious injuries.

The accident transpired just outside of New Tottenham Line 3 at about 12:30 p.m. when a woman driving a northbound cement truck on Tottenham Road smashed into the back of a Ford Edge SUV, Ontario Provincial Police said. The impact from the heavily loaded cement truck injured four of the SUVs’ occupants. One of the occupants, a 26-year-old man from Hamilton, was fatally injured and was declared dead by medical personnel at hospital.

First responders also took the three other injured SUV occupants to hospital for treatment. One of those victims was reportedly being treated at Sick Kids’ Hospital located in Toronto. The report did not indicate if the truck driver, who was only slightly injured in the crash, received hospitalization.

When they responded to the scene, authorities shut down a section of Tottenham Road and a nearby intersection for a few hours as investigators worked to determine the cause of the crash. One OPP official stated that Tottenham Road is a highly travelled roadway. He also stated that during the crash investigation, provincial police stopped a motorist for travelling 72 km/h over the posted speed limit.

Ontario drivers who have suffered serious injuries from a truck accident, and who believe that a driver’s negligent actions caused the crash may wish to contact a lawyer who may be able to determine if they are eligible to pursue compensation through a personal injury claim. In successful cases, courts usually award a plaintiff for his or her accident-related damages, such as medical costs and lost earnings.

Source: Barrie Examiner, “Hamilton man killed, three hurt, in crash near Tottenham”, Ian McInroy, October 11, 2014

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