A 17-year-old girl died in an accident that took place in North York on Nov. 25. The girl was a passenger in a Mazda that collided with a taxi at the intersection of Don Mills Road and Green Belt Drive. Authorities were called to the scene of the accident at about 12:05 p.m. According to police, the Mazda was traveling in the northbound lane of Don Mills Road when it was struck by the taxi.
The day of heavy snow for the winter in Ontario resulted in hundreds of car accidents because of reckless or negligent driving on dangerous roads. According to a sergeant with the Ontario Provincial Police, there were more than 400 crashes investigated over a 24 hour period, not including all the cars that lost control or spun out on their own. A special weather advisory was issued by Environment Canada at the beginning of the storm, and Winter Operations advised drivers via Twitter that there would be salt trucks operating throughout the day.
In Ontario, personal injury accidents between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. increase dramatically in the 30 days after the clocks get set back an hour. This is partially because drivers in the province and throughout Canada are more likely to be driving home in the dark. A lack of light can make it harder to navigate roads that could also be slick with rain or leaves. It can also be harder to see when rain falls on pavement that is now illuminated by street lights.
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.
When a person is injured in a slip-and-fall accident in Ontario, he or she may be able to recover for damages against the owner of the property where the accident occurred. Ontario property owners are responsible for keeping their buildings reasonably safe and hazard-free. Businesses, governments and private individual owners are all under this obligation to visitors, customers and passers-by. In some cases, even trespassers may have legal claims following a slip-and-fall accident in Ontario.
A Sept. 16 car crash claimed the life of a 36-year-old Ontario woman, according to the Ontario Special Investigations Unit. The accident took place in New Tecumseth just before midnight.
Two people were killed in a head-on collision in Clearview Township on Aug. 31, according to the Huronia West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police. The accident occurred at around 11 p.m.
The drivers most likely to get in a car accident might be those who are going too fast. Ontario residents might like to know more about a University of Waterloo study that looked at aggressive driving tactics to see if there was a link between these behaviors and vehicle crashes.
On Aug. 12, two people were killed in a multi-vehicle accident on Highway 401 in Mississauga. Three other people were injured in the fiery wreck.
Many Ontario residents assume that large cities are the most dangerous to drive in, but a new study finds that's not necessarily the case. In fact, researchers found that the worst drivers tend to be roaming around smaller cities and towns.