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Car crash on Ontario parkway claims lives of 2 teens

On behalf of Rooz Law posted in Car Accidents on Thursday, November 6, 2014.

On Oct. 23, two Burlington high school students were killed in a multi-vehicle crash on the Lincoln M. Alexander Parkway in Hamilton, authorities said. According to Hamilton police, an 18-year-old man was driving a Chevy Cavalier eastbound on the parkway with a 19-year-old female passenger around 2 p.m. That is when the car left the roadway, crossed a grassy median and crashed into two westbound vehicles.

Officials at the scene pronounced both teenagers dead. The other two drivers involved in the wreck suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries and received treatment at a hospital. Police are still investigating why the Cavalier crossed the median, reportedly.

It is very important for police investigators to establish the cause of fatal car accidents. The possibilities are numerous. For instance, evidence may indicate that faulty driving contributed to the accident or it might indicate that a defective auto part contributed to the incident. In any case, families of deceased accident victims may find the car accident investigation report very useful if they wish to bring civil action against the party imputed in the event.

Following deadly traffic accidents, many bereaved families file a wrongful death lawsuit as a means of seeking restitution for funeral costs, burial expenses and many other pecuniary losses. These families often meet with a lawyer to discuss their legal options immediately after the fatal incident. The lawyer may use police reports, witness accounts, evidence collected at the scene and other elements of the accident investigation to help establish a convincing wrongful death claim. In order to succeed, claimants must also demonstrate the specific losses, both pecuniary and noneconomic, they suffered as a result of the event that took the life of their loved one.

Source: insideHalton.com, “Hamilton crash claims lives of two Burlington teens”, October 24, 2014

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