The Civic Holiday’s long weekend saw a series of traffic accidents across Ontario, and provided a glaring reminder for everyone to be careful as they navigate around the province.
- On the Friday night two pedestrians were struck– one fatally – at Kingston Road and Guildcrest Drive, just east of Scarborough Golf Club Road, after a TTC bus collided with an SUV, which then struck the two pedestrians. Both pedestrians were men in their sixties.
- A two-car collision in Brampton on Saturday evening sent four people to hospital, including one man with life-threatening injuries. A 19-year-old was airlifted to a trauma centre with life-threatening injuries.
- A 17 year old driver had life-threatening injuries after a collision near The Queensway and Park Lawn Road on Saturday night. The passenger suffered minor injuries. One person was trapped in the vehicle but was freed and taken to hospital. The car was reported to have been moving erratically.
- In the early hours of Sunday, one person was airlifted to hospital in serious condition and three other people suffered minor injuries after a collision in Brampton.
- One cyclist died at the scene and another was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries after being struck from behind by a vehicle on Highway 5, north of Hamilton on Sunday morning.
- On Monday at around 2 a.m. a TTC bus collided with a car in Malvern, injuring the five people in the car.
- Late holiday Monday night, a collision at the intersection of Wellington Road 16 and Wellington Road 109 between a car and a motorcycle left the driver of the motorcycle, a 48-year-old man, with serious but non-life threatening injuries.
- Early Tuesday morning, two people were seriously injured, including one person who was later transferred to a Toronto trauma hospital with life-threatening injuries, following a three-vehicle crash near Scugog Line 3, south of Port Perry.
This is reminder to be safe this weekend. For the individuals involved in the motor vehicle collisions and their families, exploring options for seeking compensation might be something to consider. Carrying the financial burden for expenses is not something an individual, or their family members, should have to endure as the result of another’s negligence. While monetary compensation will not take away the pain of the collision, but it might help to cover out-of-pocket expenses and final expenses that were necessary because of the motor vehicle accident.