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Ottawa police cruiser accident sends two Ottawa pedestrians to hospital with serious head injuries, neck injuries and back injuries.

Ottawa Injury Lawyers David Hollingsworth.

2 Ottawa pedestrians were seriously injured on Friday when an Ottawa police cruiser hit them just before noon.  The Ottawa pedestrian accident occurred at the corner of  Elgin St. and Sparks St. One pedestrian was a woman in her 70s and the other injured pedestrian was a male in his 40s.  When Ottawa paramedics arrived to the accident scene, both pedestrians were conscious and in stable condition but needed to be rushed to an Ottawa hospital for serious neck injuries, head injuries and back injuries. The cause of the accident is still unknown and when an accident involves a police cruiser, the  Special Investigations Unit comes involved. They will collaborate with the Ottawa Police to determine the cause of the accident.  My thoughts are with both accident victims at this time. I hope their injuries are not as serious as in the initial reports and that they are able to recover from this accident.

All pedestrians have rights to compensation whether or not they have their own insurance. Most pedestrian accidents  result in serious long-term injuries or catastrophic injuries.  Injured pedestrians can claim  compensation by filing an Ontario accident benefits claim as well as through a tort claim. A tort claim is a lawsuit  filed against the person responsible for the accident’s insurance company.  The  Ontario insurance regime allows accident victims to  file an accident benefits claim  at the same time as a tort claim.

If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident it’s important you know your rights.  We can help you by coming to you and explaining the best course of action to make sure that you receive the medical treatments you need as well as maximum financial compensation to make sure your needs are taken care of now and moving forward.

 

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