Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth
A terrible accident has left 2 people dead and several with serious personal injuries. Two females in their 70s died when their car was hit by another car yesterday, just after 5pm. It was reported that the other car was trying to swerved to avoid 2 stopped vehicles that were waiting to make a left turn, when it smashed into the vehicle occupied by the 2 deceased women.
Marian McFadden, 76, was from Smiths Falls and was sadly pronounced dead at the accident scene. She was travelling with Jacqueline Jefferys, 78, from Burritts Rapid was also later pronounced dead at the hospital. The two women had been travelling in the back seat and in the front seat of the car was 72-year-old John McFadden, and James Howard Jefferys. Both men also suffered serious personal injuries and were rushed to the Ottawa Hospital in serious but stable condition. My thoughts are with both these families suffering a loss and severly injured family members.
The vehicle that hit their car was driven by Jennifer Anne Cooke, 18. Cooke was travelling with Clare Cooke, 20 on County Road 43 at Meadowglen Circle when she swerved to avoid another collision and the accident occurred. Both girls suffered serious personal injuries and were rushed to the Ottawa Hospital Civic campus in serious condition. My thoughts go out to the Cooke family and friends at this very difficult time and I wish both girls a full and hopefully speedy recovery.
Do you have any information that could help ? Ottawa Police are asking anyone with information about this accident to please contact Grenville County O.P.P. at 1-888-310-1122, or the Kemptville OPP at 613-258-3441 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-(TIPS). Any information is much appreciated.