Accidents in Ottawa
Personal Injury Lawyers in Ottawa Ontario….
Listen up Ottawa drivers ! Did you know that more than 15,000 auto accidents occurred in Ottawa in 2011. This is more Ottawa accidents than last year; however, fewer people died and fewer people suffered personal injuries.
The most common intersection in Ottawa for accidents is Riverside Drive and Hunt Club Road. This busy Ottawa intersection had 53 crashes in 2011, compared to 2010,when it also ranked first in accidents, 43 accidents reported.
The second most common Ottawa accident intersection was Belfast Road and St. Laurent Boulevard. There were 32 accidents in 2011.
The intersection of Baseline Road and Woodroffe was also a common accident location with 31 accidents reported.
Ottawa accidents in 2011
The following intersections also reported a high number of Ottawa accidents in 2011:
Catherine Street and Kent Street- 30 Ottawa accidents
Walkley Road and Hawthorne and Russell roads- 30 Ottawa accidents
Prince of Wales Drive and West Hunt Club Road -30 Ottawa accidents
Blair Road and Blair Road Ramp 36 -29 Ottawa accidents
Clyde Avenue and Merivale Road- 29 Ottawa accidents
Industrial Avenue and St. Laurent Boulevard -29 Ottawa accidents
Baseline Road and Greenbank Road -28 Ottawa accidents
Beechwood Avenue and Crichton Street – 28 Ottawa accidents
Thankfully, none of these Ottawa accidents resulted in death.
The city of Ottawa recorded 15,295 collisions in 2011, up from 14,953 in 2010, The number of registered vehicles and licensed drivers on Ottawa’s roads also increased in 2011.
The city of Ottawa also reported that 25 people died in Ottawa accidents: 9 drivers, 7 passengers, 1 motorcyclist, 1 cyclist and 7 pedestrians. The number of fatal accidents in Ottawa lowered from 2010, when 38 deaths occurred in Ottawa accidents and is the lowest number of fatalities in 6 years.
The number of reported people suffering personal injuries in Ottawa accidents lowered from 3,822 in 2010 to 3,690 in 2011, including 2,152 drivers, 814 passengers, 339 pedestrians, 130 motorcycle drivers, 13 motorcycle passengers, and 242 cyclists .
The city of Ottawa is also looking at road safety initiatives and assessing different types of situations when Ottawa accidents happen and where personal injuries result, to improve safety for everyone in Ottawa .
Organ and Tissue Donation in Ontario, Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth, Ontario Accident Lawyers
Did you know…That in Ontario consent is needed for organ donation? In Ontario consent is needed in order for your organs to be donated upon death. In other areas it is typically the other way around that consent is implied and you register if you don’t want to donate your organs upon death.
A signed organ donor card is not enough, you need to register. The registration forms are on their website “The Gift of Live” as well.
The website states your donation can save up to 8 lives and improve as many as 75 lives. The website also recommends you make your intention of whether your want your organs donated or not known to your family beforehand.
What if it is in my will? The problem with your intention being written in your will is that your will is usually not read until a later date. It is very important you register if you want to donate your tissue and organs upon death. The form allows you to indicate what you don’t want to donate.
The choice of whether or not to donate organs is very personal and often times a very difficult decision for family members to make.
Ontario Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth has been helping Ottawa and Ontario accident victims since 1999.
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Ottawa personal injury lawyer David Hollingsworth Ottawa Accident Lawyer..Wishing everyone out there a great and safe long weekend. Please drive, swim, bike, ride and boat safely ! According to Department of Transport Road Accident Statistics, the number of car accidents caused by weather and snow covered roads increase in winter by 267 percent. Obviously we can’t control the weather conditions but we can reduce car accident statistics considerably by replacing the tires according to the weather conditions.
Car tires and car accidents
Many Ontario residents and those who live in colder areas, change their car tires prior to start of winter season and again in spring or summer. This is done for the sake of safety as the experienced car drivers know that the ambient temperature is directly related with their tires performance. The research also indicates that ambient temperatures below 7 degrees celcius potentially trigger hazardous driving conditions. Insurance companies statistics also support this view stating that the increase in car accident damage insurance claims increases drastically with the onset of colder weather. This is why it is extremely important to ensure you have tires that are in good condition. Test rides have proved that whenever temperatures go below 7ºC, tire rubber become hard and that results in less road grip. Fitting cold weather tires to our vehicles before winter season is the best solution to drive safely, even during the winter, rainy or snowing season, when temperatures are likely to go down below 7C. Cold weather tires provide better mileage while normal tires reduce the mileage up to 20 %. Cold weather tires contain more rubber that minimizes the hardening effect and gives extra grip in wet, cold or icy conditions. As a result, we get shorter breaking distances. Although it may be a hassle, spending a few minutes for tires replacement at the change of weather twice a year for the sake of safety is not only justified, it is essential. Even after adapting this practice, don’t forget to continually check the tires condition and pressure regularly.