Car Accidents

Fatal car accidents in Ontario are far more likely to involve a vehicle with a man behind the wheel, according to data released on March 23 by the Ontario Provincial Police. The figures show that 2,358 men died in auto accidents in the province between 2005 and 2014, which is more than double the number of women who lost their lives. The data also reveals that poor driving contributes to most deadly crashes.

When someone comes to an intersection, it is important that they have right-of-way before proceeding. Simply using a blinker signal is not enough to obtain right-of-way; other motorists or pedestrians may have the right to proceed through an area depending on the type of intersection. When a vehicle arrives at the interaction also plays a role in who has right-of-way.

Individuals in Ontario who are in car crashes may suffer from whiplash. Whiplash occurs when the head snaps back and forth on the neck and may commonly occur in a rear-end collision. While it is usually not a serious injury, whiplash causes pain and some immobility in many cases. However, the condition has the potential to be very serious, and around 3 to 5 per cent of individuals with whiplash spend a year or more on disability.