A recent crash on one of the province's busiest highways proved deadly. The car accident on Highway 401 in Ontario claimed the lives of two individuals. Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) said a tractor-trailer travelling west collided with six stopped vehicles on the road. The vehicles were stopped due to a previous motor vehicle collision.
A recent multi-vehicle crash in Mississauga has resulted in the death of a 64-year-old man. The Queen Elizabeth Highway (QEW) is one of Ontario's busiest and sees its share of crashes, but this particular car accident on July 13 sent six people to hospital, including the deceased resident who lived in Mississauga. A 12-year-old boy, also in hospital due to injuries suffered in the accident, is expected to survive.
A 12-year-old boy was airlifted to hospital after suffering serious injuries in a multi-vehicle accident on one of Ontario's major highways. Five others were also injured in the same car accident on the Queen Elizabeth Highway (QEW) in Mississauga. Paramedics responded to the scene and transported three children and two adults to hospital. None of the five sustained life-threatening injuries.
The Ontario Provincial Police were out in full force across the province over the Canada Day long weekend. They took specific care to reduce speeding and reckless driving. Even one fatal car accident is one too many, and sadly, a number of lives were lost in crashes during this year's celebrations.
The Ontario Provincial Police recently reported a devastating crash that occurred on Highway 9, not far from Tottenham. Accident reports indicate that the car accident occurred shortly before 7 p.m. on June 17. Three cars were involved, and several people suffered critical injuries.
There is no greater modern convenience than the automobile. Unfortunately, that same convenience can turn into a deadly weapon if the vehicle is not used carefully. A single negligent driver can change the lives of many people in an instant. That was the case recently when a terrible accident on the busiest highway in Ontario claimed four lives and left two others injured.
The big cities of Ontario are busy places where all manner of vehicular traffic, and pedestrians, are vying for space. Unfortunately, this sometimes leads to a car collision. In an effort to reduce the number of traffic fatalities in Toronto, the city has implemented numerous measures to try to make the streets safer for everyone who uses them. The most recent statistics suggest there is still a lot of work to be done.
As every commuter in Ontario's cities knows, the roads and highways are frequently packed with cars and trucks. The greater the traffic volume, the greater the risk of an accident becomes. While most drivers try hard to operate their vehicles in a safe manner, there are those who disregard the safety of others, including professional truck operators. A recent safety operation on the province's highways uncovered a disturbing number of unsafe commercial trucks, all with the potential to cause a serious injury to others in an accident.
Police officers patrolling the streets of Ontario's biggest cities have a lot with which they must contend. Many motorists seem intent on flouting the rules of the road, and end up putting other drivers and their passengers at risk. The good news is that some categories of negligent driving have seen a decrease since last year. Unfortunately, the distracted driver is the new scourge of the road according to statistics.
After years of campaigns and police reinforcement, the majority of people in Ontario understand that drinking and driving is very dangerous. Unfortunately, though, it seems to have been replaced by another dangerous driving habit. The distracted driver is the new drunk driver, and statistics show it's a phenomenon on the rise.