Oxford Ontario Provincial Police report that a man has been charged in regards to a two-vehicle accident in Zorra Township on Sept. 7 that claimed the life of a motorcyclist. The suspect faces a number of charges including causing death by criminal negligence and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death.
According to the report, the fatal car accident occurred at Road 64 on 19th Line at 12:45 p.m. when a 70-year-old Zorra Township man heading westbound in a Chevrolet suddenly veered into the opposite lane and into the path of an oncoming motorcycle. The motorcycle driver, a 55-year-old London man, died instantly from the injuries he suffered in the collision. An ambulance took the Chevrolet driver to a local hospital. It was reported that he was only slightly injured in the crash, and he was released from the hospital shortly after he was treated.
The OPP stated that the charges laid against the suspect were the result of their investigation. His bail hearing had been scheduled for Sept. 8, and police further reported that they freed the man following a recognizance of bail.
If a person is grieving over the loss of a loved one due to the negligent actions of another driver chooses to file a wrongful death claim for compensation, that person may wish to contact an Ontario lawyer for assistance. In order to substantiate the family’s claim of negligence, the lawyer may be able to analyze thoroughly police records and eyewitness accounts for evidence. In a positive outcome, the courts may award the family compensation for damages, such as funeral costs, income losses and travel expenses the family may have incurred while the victim was being treated before he or she died. In some cases, the family may recover other damages, such as loss of companionship.