After allegedly following a Toronto cyclist down a tight alleyway last week, an agitated driver blared his horn and declared, “Looks like another dead cyclist.”
Colin Powell claims the motorist was attempting to convince him from behind to steer his bicycle in another direction while approaching an alley close to Toronto’s Little Italy neighborhood. The driver’s constant screaming and honking eventually “rattled” Powell, who stopped his bike to collect himself after the alleged harasser yelled the aforementioned threat and began pulling into his garage.
“There’s no space to move. There’s definitely not space for a bike and a car to be next to each other,” Powell recalled to As It Happens CBC Radio host Carol Off.
The incident was immediately reported to Toronto police, who cited privacy concerns in declining to confirm whether an official report had been filed.
“This is a police matter and it’s not our job to tell the police how to do their jobs. But an act like that — a threat like that — needs to be followed up on,” said Toronto Coun. Mike Layton.
Toronto police last week arrested a 27-year-old Oshawa man now facing charges in a fatal hit-and-run accident.
Jesse Petroff ended the life of a 50-year-old woman, later identified by family as Isabel Soria, when his Dodge Ram pickup truck struck her around 3 p.m. on June 11 at the intersection of Dufferin Street and Briar Hill Avenue. Police said surveillance footage and still, photos confirmed the driver left his stopped vehicle and approached the victim but immediately got back into his vehicle and fled the scene. Clear photos of the vehicle released Thursday accompanying a plea for citizens to provide any relevant information about its whereabouts and driver led to an arrest later that day.
Petroff now faces charges of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death, criminal negligence causing death, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and failure to stop at the scene of an accident causing death.
South Western Ontario
On Tuesday, separate collisions in the Sudbury, Ont. Area, on Highway 17, claimed two lives. According to the OPP, in the morning West of Sudbury, a tractor-trailer collided with a rock cut.
It happened east of the Walden Township, claiming the life of a 33-year-old woman. She was a passenger in the transport truck. The driver of the vehicle was charged with careless driving.
Four hours later, another collision occurred. It involved an SUV and a transport truck, killing a 65-year-old woman. She was the driver of the sports utility vehicle.
The driver of the transport suffered minor injuries. The police closed the two sites for investigation of the collisions.
On Monday afternoon, at 24 Snowberry Way, two firefighters got injured after falling through the floor that was collapsing. The two were volunteer firefighters who were fighting fire in a house in Stittsville, at the Southwest of Ottawa.
The Ottawa Fire Services say that the two fell into the basement, through the main floor. It is believed that the electric panel in the basement caused the fire after an electrical surge. But investigations on the incidence continue.
The two were rushed to a hospital and were listed as in stable condition. One of the firefighters who fell through the collapsing floor had to be rescued from the building. He was in an induced coma, but by Tuesday the Fire Chief informed the public that he was expected to recover, fully.
It’s no surprise that many of us are long waiting for the snow to dissipate. A time to put back the winter clothes in the closest and get out our bicycles. The fact that you are on the road chances are, you may be involved in an accident.
We do not mean that you should expect one, but it doesn’t hurt to prepare; in case it happens. If a cyclist collides with a motorist, you may be entitled to coverage. If the crash is due to the fault of the driver, their auto insurance company may cover the damages.
In Ontario, in at-fault accidents, your homeowner’s insurance policy may cover you. If you are involved in a collision, report it to the police. Sometimes what appears to be minor injuries may get worse over time.
Remember to get the relevant information from the motorist. It includes name, license plate number, contact information, and insurance information. Seek medical attention and find a reliable personal injury lawyer to plead your case.
You may be able to receive compensation for your suffering. It often depends on the suffering and pain that a victim goes through, due to the accident. Reach out to our expert personal injury lawyers at Kalsi & Associates, at (844) 905-2993 or apply online.
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A recent report on the state of Ontario’s Auto Insurance Systems shows that we have one of the least effective systems in play. While there’s a decrease in the number of accidents, the opposite is evident on the number of claims. They have gone up.
With the aim of reducing the insurance premiums, the government is working on introducing the “Fair Auto Insurance Plan.” It has been a topic of discussion since last year. This new plan aims at reducing fraud cases and costs in the Auto Insurance industry.
One of the areas of concern by many Personal Injury Lawyers and Kalsi & Associates included is the new plan will make it more difficult for one to qualify for a particular coverage, in case of an accident. Though the project will save the public regarding auto insurance premiums, it may be to the detriment of victims of accidents.
According to the plan, the treatment plans for common injuries that result from collisions will be standard. Also, medical assessment for those with severe injuries due to an accident will be by neutral and independent centers for examination. Now, you will not go to a family doctor or your specialist for assessment.
You will have to go to a designated assessment center. It may result in an assessment that is not comprehensive, thorough, or even well-reasoned. As we wait to see what measures the development plans for this new system will take; feel free to contact Kalsi & Associates at (844) 905-2993, for your Personal Injury cases, or apply online.
A senior woman, at the age of 76 was crossing a street in Paris, Ontario when a car hit her.
According to the police, the woman was crossing Silver Street in the morning at around 5:45 am, at Oak Street, when she was hit by a car.
She was rushed to the hospital but succumbed to her injuries. She died in hospital.
The police say that the driver is cooperating with investigations. Investigations about the crash are undergoing.
A car crashed outside a private home in St. Catharines, on Glenridge Road. The driver, a 26-year old man, is believed to have lost control of his Cadillac. And in turn, crashed into a tree in the front yard of the home.
The people within the vicinity rushed to help him after calling 911.
He was taken to a hospital for treatment out of the city and in life-threatening condition. The accident happened on Sunday afternoon.
Parking lots are not only prone to violent episodes but can pose a hazard for Slip and Fall Accidents. Many workplaces are close to Parking Lots. You may not be working there, but you are still at risk of injury, in any parking lot.
Some of the factors that contribute to such accidents include deteriorating surfaces. When walking in a parking lot, watch where you step. Flat and even surfaces, are the ideal places to walk on. Avoid walking on gratings or broken pavement.
Also, watch for spillage of oil where cars are parked. They aggravate the situation. Antifreeze and weather conditions may also increase the risk of a slip and fall. Look out for speed bumps. They may cause you to trip.
Pay attention to any tire stops, as you walk. During winter it is appropriate to wear anti-slip footwear. If you notice any hazardous conditions in the parking lot, report it to the relevant bodies.
Watch out for cars and spillage. When walking through, don’t assume that the driver will see you first. Your safety should be your number one priority. And if you are in a position to prevent an accident from happening, then, do so, for the sake of other people.
Be on the lookout at all times. When you are in a parking lot, watch out for both fall hazards and cars. If by an unfortunate event you happen to have a slip and fall accident, due to the negligence of another, contact our expert personal injury lawyers at Kalsi & Associates, at (844) 905-2993
Government Of Canada
The Government of Canada offers programs or disability benefits for those who aren’t able to work for a long period, due to injury or accident. Depending on the province you are in, the benefits may vary. For those in Ontario, below are some of the long-term disability programs that apply:
Most businesses are obligated by the law to enroll their employees in the Workers Compensation Program. If you get injured on the job, you will be eligible for the Workers Compensation Benefits. It also applies to those who are unable to work for a long time.
The Disability Insurance Benefits applies when an accident strips you the ability to work or earn income. It refers to both those can’t work temporarily or are disable permanently, by accident. In this program, you will receive payments that are part of your regular income, for a specified amount of time.
For eligibility, you must be covered by your employer or buy the policy on your own.
If your disability keeps you from working and are below 65 years of age, you are eligible for this benefit. You also need to have contributed to CPP for some years. The employer usually does it through payroll.
CPP (Canadian Pension Plan) Disability Benefits are monthly payments that may also be provided to the children of the recipient of the CCP disability benefits or a deceased contributor to CPP.
Misfortune happens when we least expect it. If you need legal guidance on which claims you can make after an injury or accident; feel free to contact Kalsi & Associates personal injury lawyers at (844) 905-2993