Professor killed, man injured in Ontario car accident

On behalf of Rooz Law posted in Car Accidents on Monday, December 29, 2014.

According to Middlesex law enforcement officials, a York University professor was killed in a Dec. 16 motor vehicle accident. Reportedly, the event occurred around 4:19 p.m. in London.

Officials said that the professor, a 58-year-old woman, had been driving a BMW west on 13 Mile Road when she collided with a Ford pickup truck at the Adelaide Road intersection. The truck, driven by a 19-year-old man, was reportedly headed south on Adelaide Road at the time of the event.

Officials reported that 13 Mile Road has stop signs at that particular intersection to control its traffic. Officials pronounced the woman dead following the crash. The man was transported to the hospital for treatment of accident-related injuries. Investigators are still investigating the cause of the accident, purportedly. However, authorities indicated that the professor may have failed to halt at the stop sign on 13 Mile Road.

When motorists fail to halt at a stop sign and consequently cause a crash, their actions may constitute civil negligence, as demonstrated in court by a lawyer representing the crash’s injured victims in a personal injury lawsuit. Proving civil negligence in connection with a car accident is less burdensome than proving criminal negligence since it requires only a preponderance of evidence to convince a civil court to hold the at-fault motorist liable. The death of the at-fault motorist does not necessarily prevent claimants from pursuing civil action. Claimants in a personal injury lawsuit may still seek to recover damages from the driver’s estate. People who suspect that they are the victims of an accident involving a negligent driver often benefit by speaking with a personal injury lawyer.

Source: AM980, “Crash North Of London Kills 58-Year-Old Woman”, Jess Brady, December 16, 2014

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