Belleville Ontario Accident results in death of crossing guard Norman Cole.

Ontario Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth…Belleville Ontario police need our help and are looking for any witnesses who may have information about an accident where a crossing guard was struck and died   on Friday. Sadly, 71 year old Norman Cole was hit by a vehicle at the intersection of Sidney Street and Leland Drive, west of downtown Belleville. The injuries were so severe, he later died of his personal injuries. If you have any information that could help Belleville Police, please call 613-966-0882 extension 2200.

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Navan Accident results serious injury Shannon Kelly and 4 others: impaired driving charges laid

Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth…A terrible Ottawa accident has left Shannon Kelly with severe personal injuries but thankfully she survived. The 18-year-old student at the University of Ottawa was out with several friends and left a party in Orleans on Saturday night.  that’s when things went sideways. As a result of the Ottawa accident , Shannon Kelly now has a fractured sternum, lacerations to her forehead, back pain, stitches in her eyebrow, a lot of swelling.  

Shannon is sending out an important message to us all.  She g0t into a car with someone who had been drinking. She wasnt fully aware of how much or whether or not the driver had been drinking.  She assumed it was fine and got into the car.  A decision she now regrets.  Thankfully she survived. A lesson for us all. 4  people  were injured in the car. One of them was initially in critical condition but now thankfully appears to be making a recovery.  This accident could have had very different results.

The accident occurred near Navan on Innes Road near Frank Kenny Road when it rolled over several times. Paramedics received a 911 call at around 1:20 am. Witnesses to the accident said that the car was travelling at least 160 km/h when it passed them as they drove along Innes Road. The speed limit is 80 km/h along that stretch of road.. The driver was a friend of Shannon’s.  He is now facing criminal charges. She does not blame him for the choices she made.  James McCarthy, who is 20 years old is being charged with 2 counts of impaired driving causing bodily harm.

Shannon’s story serves as a reminder to us all.  Yes, she has suffered some very serious injuries but she is alive and so are her friends thankfully.  To all the kids out there, please learn from this story..You can always call a cab, your parents, a friend or sleep over.  You cannot get into a car with someone who has been drinking. It’s not an option.  As a parent of three, this story also resonates with me….

—-The Ottawa Injury Lawyer Blog is written regularly by Ottawa Ontario personal injury lawyer David Hollingsworth. The Ottawa Injury Lawyer Blog reports on accidents in eastern Ontario, personal injury issues, local Ottawa news and events and various news that relates to Ottawa, accidents and personal injury. Visit  www.ottawainjury.ca for more information. If you have a subject  you would like to know about or  if you have a question,  please call or email me: david@ottawainjury.ca (613) 978-9549

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Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer Discusses Liability, David Hollingsworth

Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth…As you may know I often am asked to appear on CTV to discuss issues that relate to Ottawa personal injury, Ontario personal injury, liability in Ontario, brain injury, spinal cord injury, Ottawa law firms, catastrophic injury claims, trauma injury, slip and fall insurance claims and liability issues.  I recently uploaded some of the segments.  They can be seen here:

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Highway 60 Algonquin Park Motorcycle Accident, Lawyer David Hollingsworth

Ontario Motorcycle Accident Lawyer, Ottawa Motorcycle Accident Lawyer David Hollingsworth. Highway 60 in Algonquin Park is down to one lane following a motorcycle accident  involving four motorcycles and a vehicle. the Killaloe Ontario Provincial Police reported that the motorcycle accident occurred at 2:00 p.m. today, about 35 km east of the park’s east gate. Thankfully, there were no life-threatening injuries reported.


Cornwall Car Accident : Highway 401 Accident results in serious personal injuries

Cornwall Accident, 401 Accident, Lawyer David Hollingsworth— One man was airlifted to hospital with life-threatening injuries yesterday morning after an accident on Highway 401 near Boundary Road in Cornwall, Ontario. The driver, a male,  lost control, and rolled his van, carrying 2 male passengers , who were also in the car accident. All 3 were transported to the Cornwall Regional Hospital McConnell site, where the driver and one passenger were treated for personal injuries and released. The other passenger was airlifted to the Civic campus of Ottawa Hospital. I hope this man recovers fully from this very serious Cornwall car accident.

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A backseat passenger has now been identified as Franando Jezreel of Montreal. He was  ejected from the vehicle and rushed to Ottawa Civic Hospital with life-threatening personal injuries. The other male passenger, Vijithan Suppian of Saint Laurent, was also ejected but thankfully suffered minor injuries. The driver, Sritharan Nadarajah of Montreal, was not hurt in the Cornwall car accident.

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Ottawa Bus Accident , 4 Children suffer personal injuries

Ottawa Bus Accident, Lawyer David Hollingsworth Several Ottawa  children and one camp worker who were riding a school bus today suffered personal injuries when their bus was rear-ended by an SUV on Pinecrest Road, close to the overpass of highway 417. Ottawa paramedics treated 4 children, who ages range from 7 to 10. The personal injuries ranged from neck to back pain. Thankfully all of the children were in stable condition in an Ottawa hospital. The camp worker also suffered a concussion and was in stable condition in an Ottawa hospital. In total, there were approximately 60 children on the bus at the time of the Ottawa accident, which was sometime around 2:30 p.m.

The Ottawa Accident Report is prepared by Ottawa Ontario Car Accident Lawyer David Hollingsworth , who has been dedicated to helping Ottawa and Ontario accident victims since 1999.  Visit www.ottawainjury.ca for more information. David understands, he cares and he is here to help.

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Kingston Accident: Boating Accident Howe Island St Lawrence River results in 2 wrongful deaths

Ottawa Boating Accident Lawyer , Kingston Accident Lawyer David Hollingsworth ..Sadly, an Ottawa area boating accident claimed 2 lives Friday morning on the St. Lawrence River, off Howe Island, part of the Thousand Islands system, located between Kingston and Gananoque.

4 men were boating on the St. Lawrence River near the east end of Howe Island when one man fell off the bow seat of the boat as it was making a turn. 2 of the other passengers jumped in to try to save him. Tragically, only one of them survived. a short time after, the two men involved in the Kingston boating accident ,aged 35 and 40, were pulled from the river and taken to area hospital where sadly, they later died as a result of the personal injuries suffered during the boating accident. Many other boats in the area attempted to help but unfortunately, they could not. My thoughts go out to the friends and family of these 2 men.

The warmer summer months are here and our lakes and rivers are full of  motorboats, sailboats, jet skis, sea doos and other watercraft. Unfortunately, a large number of Ontario residents suffer serious personal injuries in Ontario boating accidents each summer. Please be careful out there as a boating driver, boating passenger and as a swimmer !

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Ottawa Bicycle Accidents, Cycling safety in Ottawa : What to look for in a helmet.

Ottawa Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth, Ottawa Bicycle Accident Lawyer. Did you know that bicycle helmets can prevent up to 88 % of brain injuries when used properly?

Earlier this month, Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson announced June 5, 2011 as Helmet Day in the City of Ottawa to support the avoidance of personal injuries and to emphasize the importance of wearing proper safety head gear while being active.

“We are very fortunate in Ottawa to have an environment that is well-suited to cycling and in-line skating,” said the Mayor .  He made it clear how supportive he was of an active, but safe lifestyle. “We are encouraging all residents to purchase an appropriate helmet before enjoying their favourite summer activities.”

We all know how important it is whether we are riding a bicycle or strapping on in-line skates to take safety precautions to protect ourselves; however, we don’t always do. The awareness is there and still coming , but not everyone is strapping on a helmet and some are strapping on helmets that are inadequate and would not protect them.  The City of Ottawa continues to make efforts to keep residents safe  and raise awareness of helmet safety in the hopes of preventing severe head injuries.

How do help reduce your chances of a severe head injury:

1-Make sure there is a CSA or CPSC certification on the helmet.

2-All helmets should fit level and square on the head, and the front should be 2 fingers distance from the helmet to eyebrows. The helmet straps should be adjusted to meet just below the ear in a V shape, and fastened comfortably.

3-All helmets should have a snug fit, allowing only one finger between the chin strap and your chin.

4-Proper helmets must be worn by all cyclists who are under the age of 18. I recommend that EVERYONE should wear a helmet to protect themselves from serious head injuries.

Each year, approximately 5,700 Ottawa area children under the age of 20 visit Ottawa hospital emergency rooms for serious head injuries.  Sport activities make up a large percentage of head injuries among children and youth.

As an Ontario injury lawyer, I meet regularly with Ontario accident victims who have suffered severe head injuries and their lives have been altered forever. I urge everyone to please equip themselves with a proper helmet.  It could save your life !

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Ottawa Glebe Collegiate Teen Drowned in Swimming Accident

Ottawa Area Water Accident..The family of Hay Mu Tha Kyu and students at Glebe Collegiate Institute are mourning the loss of one of their own. The school was mourning Hay Mu Tha Kyu, 15, who jumped off a cliff into Charleston Lake while out swimming with friends Saturday and didn’t surface. His body was found yesterday afternoon.

Hay Mu Tha Kyu is remembered as an energetic boy and a talented basketball and volleyball teammate. Hay Mu Tha Kyu was very popular at Glebe Collegiate and had a large circle of friends.  Some of his friends reported to the Ottawa Citizen that people were drawn to him . Hay Mu Tha Kyu was a young boy when his family fled war in Burma to a refugee camp in Mae La Oon, Thailand. That’s where another friend, Pahgalay Kyu, 18, got to know him. Pahgalay Kyu became friends with Hay Mu Tha Kyu  during the years they spent at the refugee camp. Once both families came to Canada, their friendship continued, and they spoke daily through text messaging.

Kyu had been swimming with two other young males when he jumped off the rock cliff at about 6:45 p.m. Saturday and never resurfaced. His family was there when the body was recovered.

This very sad accident serves as a reminder to us all that we are not invincible and accidents can happen at any time.  Please enjoy this summer and all this beautiful weather, BUT BE SAFE !!  My thoughts go out to everyone who was touched by Hay Mu Tha Kyu, especially his family.

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Ottawa Snowmobile Accident Results in death of Taylor Bruce

The sad and tragic death of a young Almonte boy needs to be a reminder to all snowmobile drivers , to please, please slow down.  This  fatal snowmobile crash  killed an 18-year-old Almonte boy Sunday night in Mississippi Mills,  west of Ottawa.  My thoughts go out to Bruce’s family and friends..what a sad loss…  

Taylor Bruce, was driving his  newly  purchased snowmobile on Camelon Road when he hit with a telephone pole and died.  The young boy  was close to graduating from Almonte District High School. Friends have now created a memorial at the accident site, leaving roses and notes behind.

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This blog is prepared daily to report on Ontario accidents, personal injury law and resources available to Ontario residents.  David helps Ontario accident victims get  insurance benefits, support and proper rehabilitation they need after an accident.  David Hollingsworth has been an Ottawa Ontario personal injury lawyer  helping Ontario accident victims since 1999, with an established Ottawa law firm of more than 50 years of experience. Visit www.ottawainjury.ca for more information. If you have a question, feel free to email david@ottawainjury.ca 

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