personal injury

Ontario residents should know about a fatal accident that occurred in Southwold Township on the morning of Oct. 18. Five vehicles, including two passenger vehicles, two tractor-trailers and one five-tonne commercial truck, were involved. The accident led to a temporary closure of the eastbound lanes of Highway 401 between Iona Road and Union Road.

Drivers in Ontario may be interested in a new study about aggressive driving released by the University of Waterloo in Canada. The study looked at different types of bad driving behaviors that often lead to accidents. Data for the study came from insurance companies in Texas and Ontario that had clients' vehicles equipped with on-board diagnostic devices.

When there is an auto accident in Ontario or elsewhere in Canada, people who are among the most vulnerable to injury and death are pedestrians and bicyclists. There are many preconceived notions as to why this is the case, including encountering a drunk driver, a distracted driver or a reckless driver. However, there are often other reasons for the prevalence of pedestrian accidents, especially in certain areas.