Ontario car accident results in the deaths of 2 young girls

On behalf of: admin | Posted in: Car Accidents on: Friday, August 15, 2014

A woman from Ontario has been arrested and charged following a fatal car crash. Allegedly, the 65-year-old woman crashed her vehicle into a Costco and killed two young girls — a newborn baby and her 6-year-old sister. The pregnant mother of the girls and their 3-year-old sister were also injured in the crash.

The 6-year-old girl succumbed to her injuries two days following this tragic accident. The newborn baby had to be delivered by way of an emergency C-section following the incident, but she was in critical condition after the delivery and later died. As of Aug. 8, the 3-year-old girl was still listed in critical condition.

The woman who caused his horrific event was charged with one count of criminal negligence resulting in death, and another two counts of criminal negligence resulting in bodily injury. At this time, police do not suspect that alcohol played a role in the incident. Authorities say that they have subjected the woman’s car to numerous mechanical tests.

When a difficult-to-explain car accident like this occurs, Ontario authorities will strive to determine how it might have happened. Was it a mechanical defect in the automobile? Was it negligence, distracted driving or inebriated driving? Was it another driver or pedestrian or a problem with parking lot safety?

Once the person and/or business responsible is determined, injured victims and families of those who are killed may wish to construct a case for personal injury or wrongful death damages, which can be pursued in civil court. While results cannot be guaranteed, simply by going through the process of pursuing a personal injury or wrongful death claim, victims might be able to obtain some sense of closure regarding the incident.

Source: CTV News, "Ontario woman charged in deadly Costco crash" Aug. 08, 2014

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