A car accident in Georgina resulted in the death of an Ontario man on Dec. 8, authorities said. The accident reportedly involved three vehicles and occurred around 3:30 p.m. on Highway 48 north of Ravenshoe Road.
A 2008 Chevrolet Silverado was traveling in the northbound lane of the highway when a southbound Mazda CX7 that was traveling the wrong way struck a snowplow blade attached to the truck, according to officials. Subsequent to this incident, the Mazda collided head-on with a northbound 2006 Dodge Caravan driven by the Ontario man, 56.
Officials pronounced the 56-year-old Caravan driver dead at the scene of the wreck. A 19-year-old male passenger in the van and the Mazda’s driver, a 20-year-old Quebec man, both suffered unspecified injuries. Emergency personnel took them to a hospital for treatment.
Officers closed a stretch of Highway 48 between Ravenshoe and Miles roads following the accident. According to the Ontario Provincial Police, the 20-year-old man was charged with careless driving in relation to the crash.
Families who lose loved ones in unanticipated fashion may struggle to keep up with regular bills and maintain their quality of life. Moreover, bereaved families are often confronted with end-of-life expenses for which they had no money budgeted, including the costs of a funeral service and a burial. However, certain members of deceased accident victims’ families may be eligible to receive certain benefits to palliate these issues through civil action.
By retaining a lawyer and pursuing a wrongful death claim in relation to the fatal car accident, bereaved families may seek restitution for the financial losses and other damages the crash forced them to bear. The lawyer may explain the process in further detail.