Truck driver heading to trial over fiery 2013 crash

On behalf of: admin | Posted in: Wrongful Death on: Wednesday, March 25, 2015

On March 16, an Ontario tractor-trailer driver chose to go to trial to face charges stemming from a fatal 2013 accident that killed two men from Mississauga. The trial is scheduled for March 26 and 27.

According to authorities, the defendant was driving a semi north on Hurontario Street around 4:15 a.m. when he smashed into the back of a taxi cab that was stopped near the intersection of Derry Street on Nov. 16, 2013. The collision pushed the cab into a ditch 100 metres away and it burst into flames. The taxi’s driver, age 38, and passenger, age 47, were trapped inside the vehicle as it burned. Both victims died at the scene of the crash.

The 50-year-old defendant, a Brampton resident, has been charged with careless driving, operating an unsafe vehicle and seven other charges related to commercial vehicle maintenance and inspection. His employer, Moe’s Transport, which is based in Windsor, has also been charged with maintenance and inspection violations in connection to the crash.

After a fatal car accident like this one, a decedent’s family may be faced with tremendous financial burdens in addition to their emotional losses. If the victim was a primary wage earner for the family, the loss of income could make it difficult to makes ends meet. However, the family may be able to obtain needed monetary compensation by filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver who caused the crash. Anyone who has lost a loved one in a similar situation could learn more about their legal rights by consulting with a lawyer.

Source: , "Brampton trucker heading to trial in fiery, double fatal crash," Louie Rosella, March 16, 2015

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