Ottawa Enforcement targetting Ottawa drivers who fail to stop and run red lights, Ottawa lawyer David Hollingsworth

Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth… The City of Ottawa’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) will be focussing on Ottawa motorists who run red lights and those who don’t fully comply with stop signs as part of its ongoing commitment to keeping Ottawa’s roads safe during the month of May. 

Ottawa Accidents: Running Red Lights

Red light running has become a serious issue on Ottawa roadways.  In 2010, 764 accidents occurred due to Ottawa drivers failing to stop for red lights.  These accidents resulted in 372 personal injuries, of which,  11 of them were life-threatening personal injuries. 

Ottawa Accidents: Stop Sign Violations

In 2010, 1,618 Ottawa accidents occurred at stop sign intersections, which resulted in 6 deaths and 492 personal injuries, of which 23 injuries were life-threatening. 

I am so thankful that Ottawa has these initiatives to support the larger Safer Roads Ottawa Program, a leading partnership between Ottawa Fire Services, Ottawa Paramedic Service, Ottawa Police Service, Ottawa Public Health and the Public Works Department , who are all committed to preventing or eliminating road accidents, deaths and serious personal injuries for Ottawa residents, through culture change, community engagement, and development of a sustainable safe transportation environment.

—-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. 

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Ottawa car accident : Teenage boy from AY Jackson High School rushed to Ottawa hospital with possible spinal cord injury.

Ottawa Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth… A teenaged Ottawa boy is in an Ottawa hospital with a possible spinal cord injury this morning after being struck by a car in front of his highschool- A.Y. Jackson Secondary School in Ottawa’s west end. The 14 year old male boy was hit on Abbeyhill Drive, just before school started at 8:50 a.m. his father had just brought the teenager to school. I hope to soon have better news for you as to his health status…At this time, my thoughts are with his family and friends..I hope for a full and speedy recovery….

—-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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Lanark accident highway 511 results in 2 wrongful deaths.

Lanark County Police reported a two-vehicle accident that resulted in the death of one man and another suffering serious personal injury. The Lanark police were called to the intersection of Highway 511 and Drummond Concession 7 at about 7:17 p.m. yesterday, Sunday, Nov. 27.  The driver of a Mazda hatchback travelling west on Drummond Concession 7 and hit a GMC pickup truck  traveling south on Highway 511. Sadly, the driver of the pick up truck died and the driver of the other car was taken to an Ottawa hospital. Both men are residents of Lanark County.

update:

Ontario Provincial Police say a Lanark County man identified as 47-year-old Christopher Curran died at the scene. Another man was seriously injured in the collision on Highway 511 Sunday.

Sadly, this morning OPP investigators said  that Ronald Cooper, 35, died in hospital as a result of his personal injuries.

My thoughts go out to both of these grieving families…


Ottawa Ontario Winter Weather, Increasing the Risk of Ottawa Car Accidents and Personal Injuries, Ottawa Personal Injury Law Firm

Ottawa injury lawyers discuss winter accidents and driving safety

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Our Ottawa Winter is showing no signs of leaving.  In fact, I think it is just revving up. Unfortunately, bad winter weather often results in bad winter car accidents, and slip and fall accidents.  Ottawa and Ontario drivers need to take extra care, to drive slower, and be on high alert. Inevitably, accidents will happen, despite driver’s efforts to be safe.  It’s important for you to know that if you should be unfortunate enough to become involved in an Ontario car accident, you need to be aware of the law, your obligations and your rights. This is where experienced Ontario personal injury lawyers are invaluable.

What to do if you’ve been in an Ottawa car accident

First and foremost, if you are involved in an Ottawa motor-vehicle accident, you should seek immediate medical attention. Your health is the number one priority and you should take care of yourself and your passengers. As a close second to immediate medical attention is your need to preserve evidence and to protect your interests from being lost. This involves getting the full and accurate insurance information and coordinates of the person who has become involved in the collision with your vehicle. Collect any witnesses’ information if they are available, such as their name, email, phone number, and address. I always recommend keeping a disposal camera in your car, to snap some quick pictures if you can. Your phone will usually have a camera, which will also suffice. Finally, get a police report from the attending officer or the nearest police station.

These measures will help to protect your interests, because when it comes time to consult with a top Ottawa Ontario personal injury lawyer, you will have the materials you need to start your case. For the majority of drivers, accidents are rare. Often a victim of personal injury collects all the right information but still fails to realize or understand their rights and/or liabilities. Your Ottawa personal injury lawyer can help in this regard. Ontario personal injury lawyers keep abreast of all the changes in insurance policies and Ontario personal injury law.  It is their job to keep informed of the latest information that relates to Ontario personal injury and use that information to best help you with your personal injury needs.

In summary, there are steps you must taken immediately after your Ottawa Ontario Motor-vehicle injury: (1) Seek immediate medical attention to ensure that you are physical, mentally, and in every way getting the medical and rehabilitative help you need (2) At the scene, strive to stay relaxed in order to remember to go through the motions, such as getting the information of the other driver (3) Contact your Top Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer to ensure that you do not lose out on what you may rightfully deserve by safeguarding and protecting your valuable interests.