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Ottawa cycling accident Century road results in serious arm injuries. Ottawa lawyer David Hollingsworth
Ottawa Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth, Ottawa rescue services arrived to a terrible Ottawa cycling accident on Sunday morning. The Ottawa cycling accident took place on Century Road West,when a cyclist and a pickup truck collided early that morning. The cyclist was thankfully wearing his bicycle helmet but still suffered severe personal injury to both his arms when he was struck at 7:30am. The 41 year old male cyclist was stabilised by Ottawa paramedics at the Ottawa cycling accident scene and was rushed to the Ottawa Trauma Centre in serious, but stable condition. I am so thankful that he was wearing a helmet . It may have saved his life. I wish him a full recovery.
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Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Ottawa Injury and Accidents, bicycle /cycling accidents, safety on March 27th, 2012
Ottawa Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth www.ottawainjury.ca Hopefully that gorgeous warm Ottawa weather we had last week will be back very soon. When the warm weather comes back so will the many children on their bicycles. It’s important to remember that these little ones haven’t formally been taught the “rules of the road”. I have a few reminders here for you to read and discuss with your child. I also wanted to remind us all to slow down when approaching these little guys on back. some of them are just learning to drive a bicycle and could veer off the sidewalk at any time. Some cyclists are also just learning the rules when it comes to sharing the road. Please be patient and extra cautious…Enjoy this upcoming spring Ottawa !
Child Cycling Safety :
-Always obey all street signs and signals.
-Always walk your bicycle while crossing the street.
-Cross the street at the corners only
-Do not drive a bicycle after dark or in dangerous weather.
-Check carefully..STOP and look to the left, to the right and then the left again before entering traffic
-Use the right-hand side of the road, and ride in the same direction as traffic. don’t double up with your friend. —Ride your bicycle single file.
-Use bicycle safety hand signals.
-Always wear bright coloured clothing and reflective clothing and accessories so cars can see you.
-Always wear a helmet and make sure it fits well.
Most of all use common safe and cycle safely !
—-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: firstname.lastname@example.org (613) 978-9549
Ontario Bicycle Accident Lawyer David Hollingsworth, Ottawa Cycling Safety
Ottawa Cycling Accident , Ottawa Bicycle accident, Tragically, 33-year-old Danielle Naçu was killed this morning when she was hit by an opening car door as she biked west on Queen Street. The Ottawa cyclist, Danielle Nacu then fell onto the street and was run over by a passing vehicle. The Ottawa bicycle accident occurred at 8:56 a.m. between Metcalfe and O’Connor streets, close to 131 Queen St. Danielle Nacu was rushed to The Ottawa Hospital’s Civic campus trauma unit in critical condition with severe head and internal trauma. Although she had been wearing a helmet, she sadly did not survive. Crushed pieces of her bicycle helmet remained at the Ottawa bicycle accident scene under the car, along with her bag and some other possessions as Ottawa police investigated the Ottawa bicycle accident scene. Several people on the street and in nearby cars rushed to help Danielle immediately after the crash. Several nearby pedestrians tried to physically lift the car off the woman and she lay trapped underneath, still breathing but not moving. Many others rushed around calling for help from anyone who may be trained in a medical field. One driver explained he was a medic and began to help the woman by covering her up by a blanket to keep her warm.
Reports also indicated that the woman who was driving the car sat on a nearby curb, crying and screaming until Ottawa police led her away for interviews. Her male passenger in the car had dialed 911 after the Ottawa bicycle accident.
According to Ottawa paramedics Danielle Nacu had no vital signs when they arrived at the Ottawa bicycle accident scene at 8:59 a.m., and that bystanders had been aiding the victim. They immediately began treating the accident victim for life-support. A tube and a needle were inserted and probed into one of her collapsed lungs to fill her lungs. Ottawa Firefighters also helped Ottawa paramedics. Tragically, Danielle was pronounced dead when the ambulance reached the Ottawa hospital.
Danielle Nacu’s friends have set up a Facebook site in the Ottawa cyclist’s honour and condolences are flowing in. A memorial has been erected on Queen Street where she died. Tuesday night, Ottawa residents chained a bike, shrouded in white spray-paint, to a signpost near the Ottawa bicycle accident scene. Ottawa residents also dropped off flowers. Ghost bikes, as they’re known, have appeared in cities around the world where cyclists have died on roads. The goal is to remind cyclists about the dangers of cycling in traffic and to remind drivers of cyclists’ rights on the road.
Danielle’s father Tom lies in Brampton Ontario. He told the Ottawa Citizen that he was preparing to leave for Ottawa, to visit Danielle , as she had recently bought a condo and worked as a senior program adviser for Citizenship and Immigration Canada. He also told the Ottawa Citizen that “Danielle was a global citizen,” Tom said, taking a pause before continuing. “She was an immigration officer. She just came back from six weeks in Paris on an assignment. She’s travelled quite a bit, all over the world. She loved to travel. She was a very organized young lady, and we’re very proud of her. “She would have finished her second bachelor’s degree in April, and then she was going to take her masters.”“It’s a total shock. It’s indescribable,” he said. Danielle also had a brother, 35-year-old Brent and her mother, Lynn Kelly.
Ottawa police have indicated that it is too early to say whether any charges will be laid in the case, or to release further details.
On Facebook Tuesday, a memorial bicycle ride was being organized for next Tuesday to mark the Danielle Naçu’s death. The ride will start at 9 a.m. at the intersection of Queen Street and Bronson Avenue, and head slowly east along Queen to the bicycle accident scene at the corner of Metcalfe Street.
This was a terrible Ottawa bicycle accident and my thoughts and sympathy go out to the family and friends of this woman.. What a tragic loss…
Not all accidents can be avoided but please be extra cautious out there on our Ottawa roads; both as drivers and cyclists. Double and triple checking could save lives..
update Ottawa cyclist Danielle Nacy memorial service..
According to statistics compiled by Ottawa police on Thursday, 19 drivers have been charged with dooring so far this year. Twenty-five were charged in 2010, 19 in 2009 and 21 in 2008.
Danielle Nacu’s Ottawa memorial service will take place at the All Saints’ Sandy Hill Anglican Church at 317 Chapel St., beginning at 1:30 p.m. The event will be followed by a reception. Visitations are to be held at the Kelly Funeral Home at 585 Somerset St. W. Friday’s viewing will be from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday’s from 10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
In Mississauga, there will be a funeral service for Danielle Nacu on Oct. 21 at St. Thomas à Becket Anglican Church, beginning at 11 a.m. Viewings will be held on Oct. 20 and 21 at the same church.
“Danielle was both an inspiration and an energy so rare to find in this life — ever so precious to lose,” reads her obituary. “Danielle travelled the world, personally and professionally, basking in the experiences of new cultures and the opportunity of representing the Canadian government and our nation. Hard-working, dedicated, driven and supremely kind, our little sunshine also volunteered at local missions, attended the University of Ottawa, and was nearing completion of her second degree while working full-time with Citizenship and Immigration Canada. She was fiercely passionate about the environment and rallied her community to take action in making a difference.
“Our nation has lost one of tomorrow’s leaders, our community has lost one of its great residents, our co-workers have lost a great friend, our friends have lost an inspiring force and our family has lost a great light. Danielle’s smile, compassion and genuine kindness are her legacy and will forever be the sunshine in our hearts and minds.”
Naçu leaves behind her mother, Lynn Kelly, father Tom Naçu and his wife Regina Lewis-Naçu, her only brother Brent, many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, co-workers and friends.
The family asks that condolences be made on the Facebook group “In Memory of Danielle Nacu” or the Kelly Funeral Home website.
from the Ottawa Citizen
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Ottawa Bicycle Accident Lawyer David Hollingsworth, Ottawa Cycling….I just read that the Ottawa Citizen online edition has new website for Ottawa cyclists to share tips, routes, gear and much more. Many of my clients have been injured in a cycling accident and I know from them that this type of site could be very useful in terms of reaching out to other Ottawa cyclists. Check it out and ride safely out there…
-David Hollingsworth, Ottawa Cycling Accident Lawyer
Ottawa Ontario Bicycle Accident Lawyer David Hollingsworth has been helping Ottawa and Ontario bicycle accident victims since 1999. Cyclists are entitled to accident benefits even if they do not have their own insurance. The claim is made against the drivers insurance company. Many bicycle accident victims are unaware of the benefits to which they are entitled to. With his extensive experience and knowledge of relevant accident and personal injury issues, he has recovered millions of dollars in settlements on behalf of his cycling accident clients. David has the experience and skill to help obtain maximum compensation. David offers free consultations and makes home visits or hospital visits. Visit www.ottawainjury.ca for more information. David understands, he cares and he is here to help.
mobile (613) 978-9549 (613) 237-4922 ext.203
Ottawa Bicycle Cycling Accidents, Ottawa Bicycle Safety? Ontario Bicycle Accident Lawyer David Hollingsworth
Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Ottawa Injury and Accidents, Ottawa Resources on September 26th, 2010
Does Ottawa needs a safe cycling educational campaign to help cut down on the number of cyclists killed and injured in Ottawa ? Yes, says the president of Citizens for Safe Cycling. “I think there’s a total lack of awareness with a lot of cyclists, how vulnerable they are,” Hans Moor said in an interview with the Citizen Saturday. “It’s on both sides, of course — the number of drivers you see running red lights, turning right without indicating, driving through stop signs. On both sides, we need more education.”
Moor made the comments at a time when a 71-year-old cyclist was fighting for his life in hospital after being hit by a car on Hawthorne Road, just north of Hunt Club Road, early Saturday afternoon. The accident comes in a year that has already seen four cycling fatalities in Ottawa:
- Alex Hayes, a 16-year-old high school student, was biking home from work at MacKinnon’s Foodland in Greely when he was struck by a vehicle and killed on Sept. 10. Forty-year-old Samira Mohamed Daoud has been charged with stealing a vehicle, driving drunk, and criminal negligence causing death.
- A 48-year-old cyclist died of head and neck injuries Sept. 4 after flipping over his handlebars while biking on Somerset Street East in the middle of the night. The cause of the accident is still being investigated.
- John Barton, 53, was killed while cycling to work on Aug. 13, when novice driver Aldenia Orchard turned right and hit him with her Chevrolet Tracker.
- 16-year-old Robin Freeman was struck by a motorcycle while riding his BMX bike on Carling Avenue May 16. The driver of the motorcycle, 26-year-old Kyle Ferguson, also died as a result of the crash.
Moor said his organization is considering running an education campaign next year, and would like to partner with the provincial or municipal governments. An ad on the side of an OC Transpo bus featuring the mayor in a bike helmet, urging people to cycle safely, could go a long way toward raising public awareness, he said. Tom Trottier, past president of Citizens for Safe Cycling, said that although cycling deaths can understandably discourage people from biking around the city, in fact safety lies in numbers and the city should do more to encourage cycling. “The more cyclists there are, the safer they are. People get used to them, drivers get used to them, and they get more respect,” Trottier said. Trottier and Moor agreed that the city is taking some positive steps — with new cycle lanes painted on Lyon Street and plans for a pilot project next summer to create a segregated cycle lane east-west across downtown. Mayoral candidate Clive Doucet said the road infrastructure throughout the city should be improved for cyclists. “The only way you’re going to make these things safe is paving the shoulders and creating a dedicated cycle lane,” he said. Mayor Larry O’Brien said the recent spate of cyclist fatalities and injuries is moving cycling from being a social issue to a public safety issue. “The first priority of any government is the safety of its citizens,” he said, noting the city has been working with the NCC and the planning department to address the changes needed. “(The number of accidents) reinforces the need to continue looking at the transportation plan to see where the plan can accommodate cyclists. “The city is active on this file and we can’t take our foot off the gas on this one,” he said.
Source: The Ottawa Citizen
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Ottawa Ontario Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth has been helping Ottawa and Ontario accident victims since 1999. With his extensive experience and knowledge of relevant accident and personal injury issues, he has recovered millions of dollars in settlements on behalf of his personal injury clients. David has the experience and skill to obtain maximum compensation for his personal injury clients. David offers free consultations and makes home visits or hospital visits. Visit www.ottawainjury.ca for more information. David understands, he cares and he is here to help.
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Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Ottawa Car Accidents, Ottawa Injury and Accidents on September 25th, 2010
Ottawa Car Accident Lawyer, Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth…I am so sorry to report that Wendal Carkner has succombed to his injuries and has died..My thoughts are now with the Carkner family and the friends of Wendal Carkner…
A 71-year-old cyclist who was left in life-threatening condition in hospital after being struck by a car in the city’s south end Sept. 25 has died, police said Wednesday. Wendal Carkner of Ottawa died in hospital Saturday, exactly three weeks after being struck while he rode in the southbound lanes of Hawthorne Road.Paramedics said at the time they arrived at the scene just north of Hunt Club Road at 12:37 p.m., where they found Carkner with critical injuries to his head and chest. He had been travelling southbound on the bike lane when his bicycle veered two lanes to the left into a lane where a turquoise Ford Taurus was also heading south, said Const. Alain Boucher of the Ottawa police collision investigation unit. “For unknown reasons, the cyclist drifted over to that lane,” said Boucher, adding that the male driver of the Taurus tried to stop, but the bike’s movement was too sudden.
The car collided with the back of the white iGo bike. Carkner struck the windshield of the car and was thrown some distance. He had no vital signs when paramedics arrived within three minutes of receiving the call. Paramedics were able to re-establish a pulse en route to hospital. Paramedics said two off-duty trauma and emergency doctors stopped to assist at the scene. The driver of the car was not injure Boucher said at the time that it was too early to determine whether charges will be laid, but he added that speed did not appear to be a factor.Police said Wednesday the investigation is continuing.
Original report: A 71-year-old cyclist is fighting for his life and is in life-threatening condition after he was hit by a car on Hawthorne Road, just north of Hunt Club Road, in Ottawa’s south end this afternoon. The male had no vital signs when paramedics arrived at the scene, but fortunately, his pulse was brought back en route to hospital. He suffered serious personal injuries to his head and chest. Thankfully, the Ottawa cyclist was wearing a helmet, but the helmet shattered after the man struck the windshield of the car and was thrown “a significant distance”, said Paul Morneau of the Ottawa Paramedic Service. I will be thinking of this man and his family and hope to soon be able to provide a positive update….
A 71-year-old cyclist is in life-threatening condition in hospital after being struck by a car in the city’s south end on Saturday afternoon.
Paramedics arrived at Hawthorne Road just north of Hunt Club Road at 12:37 p.m., where they found the man with critical traumatic injuries to his head and chest.
The man had been travelling southbound on the bike lane when his bicycle veered two lanes to the left into a lane where a turquoise Ford Taurus was also heading south, said Const. Alain Boucher of the Ottawa Police collision investigation unit.“For unknown reasons, the cyclist drifted over to that lane,” said Boucher, adding that the male driver of the Taurus tried to stop, but the bike’s movement was too sudden.
The car collided with the back of the white iGo bike. The cyclist struck the windshield of the car and was thrown some distance. He had no vital signs when paramedics arrived within three minutes of receiving the call. Paramedics were able to re-establish a pulse en route to hospital, but the man’s condition remained life-threatening. Paramedics said two off-duty trauma and emergency doctors stopped to assist at the scene. Collision investigators were still on scene at about 5 p.m. Orange pylons blocked off the area where the accident occurred. A red helmet lay broken on the road beside a pair of eyeglasses. A brown sandal could be seen under the car.Police had closed off Hawthorne Road between Hunt Club Road and Stevenage Drive.
The driver of the car was not injured.Boucher said it is too early to determine whether charges will be laid, but he added that speed does not appear to be a factor.
update: I am happy to report that this man’s condition is improving…David Hollingsworth, Ontario Personal Injury Lawyer…
The condition of a 71-year-old man who was brought back to life by paramedics over the weekend is improving. The man was found without vital signs after being struck by a car on Hawthorne Rd. Saturday. Monday police said the investigation is continuing, and the man’s condition has been upgraded from critical to serious.
He had been thrown a considerable distance, leaving the windshield of a Ford Escort bashed-in and cracked. The cyclist appeared to have cut across two lanes of traffic from the bike lane before the 12:30 p.m. crash, police said. The driver of the Escort told police he saw the cyclist only at the last minute.
Paramedics said the man received head and chest injuries.As two off-duty doctors stepped in to help, paramedics were able to re-inflate the man’s collapsing lungs and restart his heart.
Ottawa Ontario Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth has been dedicated to helping Ottawa and Ontario bicycle accident victims since 1999. With his extensive experience and knowledge of Ontario accidents and Ontario personal injury issues, he has recovered millions of dollars in settlements on behalf of his Ontario personal injury clients. David is dedicated to obtaining maximum compensation for his Ontario personal injury clients by offering free consultations and making home visits or hospital visits. Visit www.ottawainjury.ca mobile (613) 978-9549 (613) 237-4922 ext.203
Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Accident Benefits Insurance Claims, Personal Injury Claims on May 16th, 2010
Ottawa Ontario Bicycle Accident Lawyer , Ottawa Pedestrian Accident Lawyers David Hollingsworth- I caution everyone on the roads to extra vigilant..I am seeing way too many serious and fatal Ottawa bicycle and pedestrian accidents….Please drive , ride and walk safely !!
Accident investigators for the Quebec PP are trying to determine the cause of an accident that killed three cyclists Friday. A pick-up truck driven by a 29-year-old volunteer firefighter rear-ended a group of cyclists travelling east along Highway 112. It was noted that the driver of truck was “in his lane, travelling in a straight line at normal speed … it seems he just didn’t see the cyclists in front of him.
If you are hit by a car while on a bike or on foot, you may have an Accident Benefits claim for medical expenses, lost wages and manyother benefits, even if you did not own a vehicle or auto insurance , you are likely entitled to compensation through accident benefits, even if you do not have your own insurance. David Hollingsworth is an Ottawa Ontario Personal Injury lawyer with over 11 years experience helping accident victims get compensation for their injury. David has a very high success rate and has settled millions of dollars worth of cases. David gives FREE consultations and takes his cases on contingency : which means you do not have to paym until he gets your compensation money! Visit www.ottawainjury.ca or call 613 978-9549
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Rash of pedestrian deaths a coincidence: lawyer by Susan Hughes
….David Hollingsworth, who runs a personal injury practice for plaintiffs at Goldberg Wiseman Stroud & Hollingsworth LLP in Ottawa, says one of the big issues in his city is a couple of really “nasty” collisions involving cyclists and buses.
“We have designated bus lanes and designated cyclist lanes and locations in the city where you have to cut across the bus lane to the cyclist lane. There was a fatality, a young woman, doing just that. That is a hot topic here in Ottawa right now. There have been articles in the paper about what should be done, what they’re going to do to make our cyclists safer.”
Another issue is the widespread flouting of the ban on driving while using a cellphone. But Kwinter says it’s a very difficult law to enforce. “You can pass all the laws you want but if you can’t enforce it so you can take somebody to court and get a conviction, what good is the law?
I haven’t seen any cases where people have been charged but I would think that a police officer would have to be following someone. And if you’re following someone at night, it would be virtually impossible to see what they’re doing.
How do you ever look into the car from behind a vehicle? In the daytime, you’d have to be either following the vehicle for a considerable period of time or be stopped beside the vehicle.
And if anyone sees that they’re being followed by a cop car or that one is beside them, they’re not going to talk on their cellphone.”
Hollingsworth agrees, noting he hasn’t seen or heard of any instances of enforcement. He thinks people are on the phone even more now since cars are better equipped. “There’s no question it’s a problem,” he says.
“You have to dial the number, especially now with 10-digit numbers, and BlackBerrys have small buttons. You can see drivers tapping away at their phone. I guess any conversation, changing the CD is a distraction. But they’ve not got it up at their ear; they’ve got it down in their lap or leaning against the steering wheel.”
The issue has also become an important matter in litigation. “I have a number of cases right now, one in particular which is a fatality, where the strong suggestion is that the driver who caused the accident was texting,” Hollingsworth says.
“That’s now a common thing. Almost every time you’re in an examination for discovery, the question comes up for both parties: whether you were on your cellphone or were texting. The followup question almost always is, ‘Can I have your cellphone records?’ Obviously, that kind of distraction would lead to the contribution of fault.”….
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Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Ottawa Car Accidents, Ottawa Injury and Accidents on April 28th, 2010
Ottawa Bicycle Accident Lawyer, Ottawa Injury Lawyers, David Hollingsworth..
6 hours ago I wrote about Ottawa bicycle accidents and cycling safety in Ottawa. No sooner did I realise there has been another Ottawa cycling accident ! I am sad and concerned to share with you that a 55 year old cyclist suffered serious personal injury after an accident on April 26, 2010 at Sussex Drive and Stanley Avenue. The cyclist came over the hill in a bicycle lane and was struck by a car merging into the lane. The cyclist flew over the hood and landed on the ground. This unfortunate Ottawa bicycle accident happened very near to where a cyclist was killed last September when she was struck by a bus.
Most people in Ontario don’t realise that as cyclists you are entitled to accident benefits, even if you do not have your own car or insurance. You are able to sue the driver’s insurance company and be fully compensated for your personal injury. Throughout the years, David Hollingsworth and his Ottawa personal injury team have helped many Ottawa and Ontario cyclists get the help and compensation they needed after an Ontario accident. Last September, David helped the family of the young cyclist who died and over the years has helped other Ottawa cyclists with broken bones, head injury, and pain and suffering. For more information, visit www.ottawainjury.ca or call 613 978-9549. Free consultations.