4 injured in Ontario streetcar crash

On behalf of: admin | Posted in: Car Accidents on: Tuesday, January 6, 2015

On Dec. 27, a street car and a TTC bus crashed in the Danforth area at approximately 10 a.m,. and four individuals were hurt as a result. The event reportedly transpired at the intersection of Main Street and Danforth Avenue.

Officials reported that the southbound bus was attempting to make a turn when it collided with the streetcar, which was heading north. The impact of the collision reportedly derailed the streetcar and caused noticeable damage to both public transportation vehicles. Four individuals traveling in the bus, including the driver, were transported to a hospital for treatment of injuries that officials did not deem to be life-threatening. Officials closed down a portion of Main Street so that authorities could investigate the incident, which did not yield any immediate conclusions pertaining to the incident’s specific contributory factors.

Authorities reported that this incident was the second crash involving a TTC bus in December. A 14-year-old girl killed during the other crash, impelling officials to review bus driver training, re-certification and recruitment. Prior to that, in October, a TTC bus struck and killed a 65-year-old woman, purportedly.

People affected by bodily injuries and consequent financial losses as a result of an auto accident could possibly file a personal injury lawsuit against the parties responsible for the crash. A lawyer may assist such people, reviewing the circumstances of their case and preparing a civil claim that seeks compensation. The court may hold the defendants liable if it determines that the parties responsible for the crash demonstrated negligence conduct. The financial award received by the court may compensate victims for a host of medical and non-medical damages.

Source: CTV News Toronto , "4 injured after streetcar, bus collide at Main and Danforth intersection", December 27, 2014

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