Ontario Provincial Police have confirmed that one person died and two others suffered injuries in a car accident that happened on July 12 near Hawkesbury. According to reports, the one-car accident involved a stolen car with six people inside. A 24-year-old man died at the scene of the crash while another man suffered life-threatening injuries. A third occupant of the vehicle was sent to the hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries and has since been released.
The car accident happened around 3 a.m. while the group was traveling on Concession Road 9 in Nation Township. The details of how the crash occurred are unclear, and a police investigation is ongoing. So far, the driver of the vehicle is the only person who is facing criminal charges. However, police say that they may charge other occupants of the car as the investigation continues.
As a result of the car accident, the 23-year-old driver of the vehicle has been charged with dangerous driving causing death, impaired driving causing death and theft of a motor vehicle. The driver is also facing two counts each of impaired driving causing bodily harm and dangerous driving causing bodily harm.
People who have suffered injuries in an accident like this might choose to file a personal injury complaint against the driver found to be responsible. A lawyer might assist an injured party by gathering evidence to present in relation to the claim. Evidence could include testimony from other people in the vehicle, police reports and any existing surveillance footage of the accident.