Auto-Pedestrian Accidents

Ontario authorities have laid charges against a 41-year-old driver who allegedly struck two teenage pedestrians in Pelham and fled the scene on April 3. The incident occurred at approximately 2:20 a.m., according to Niagara Regional Police.

On March 6, a 48-year-old man from Toronto died after getting out of his car near the intersection of Highway 400 and Highway 401. According to reports, he exited his vehicle so that he could attend to a flat tire. It is unclear how long he was stopped before another car ran into him. The collision occurred at around 3 a.m., just two hours before a similar incident took place in Mississauga.

Pedestrians who are crossing roads in Ontario might want to pay special attention to their surroundings at four-way stops that are not controlled by traffic lights. Because vehicles and pedestrians at these kinds of intersections must use their own discretion, the first-come, first-served system can have some grey areas.