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Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Ottawa Car Accidents, Ottawa Injury and Accidents on March 26th, 2012
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….
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Navan Accident Innes Road, Shannon Kelly, James McCarthy