Two motorcyclists lost their lives in an accident by Sudbury on June 7. Both motorcyclists were 48-year-old Val Caron residents. The Ontario car accident is still under investigation.
According to Ontario Provincial Police, an eastbound car crossed into the centre line on Highway 17 between Warren and Hagar around 5 p.m. This caused the vehicle to sideswipe an SUV in its path and then strike a motorcycle that was traveling westbound. Then, the eastbound car continued to travel across the westbound lane and hit a second motorcycle head-on. They were both pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The woman who was driving the SUV traveling westbound is 55 years old and from Sudbury. She and her 57-year-old passenger did not suffer any known injuries.
The 58-year-old North Bay man who was driving the eastbound vehicle was transported to a local medical center by ambulance for treatment of minor injuries. The investigation caused the roadway to be closed until about 9:15 p.m. Police stated that they expect to lay charges related to the accident, but their investigation was still being conducted at the time of the report.
When individuals die in a car crash that was caused by a negligent driver, their families may decide to pursue a wrongful death claim against this driver. For example, a personal injury lawyer may be able to establish liability by showing that an at-fault driver was distracted or intoxicated. Additionally, information gleaned from a crash reconstruction may be utilized to help with a civil case in addition to any criminal charges that could be laid against him or her. Damages for pain and suffering and lost wages might be available if the personal injury lawyer can prove that the responsible party was negligent.