Being involved in a fatal car crash is a traumatic event in any person’s life. For anyone alleged to be responsible for such an accident, the repercussions may be life altering. A young businessman from east of Toronto stands accused of impaired driving after a recent tragic collision.
The accident occurred on the evening of Nov. 27 on Highway 7, west of Kitchener. A westbound vehicle was struck from behind by a second vehicle, and sent into a ditch between the eastbound and westbound lanes. Four people were in the first vehicle — a husband and wife, his mother and their 2-month-old son. The driver of the second vehicle had no passengers.
While the man and his mother suffered only minor injuries, the mother and her son were both taken to hospital in serious condition. The baby was taken to the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto for surgery to deal with life-threatening injuries. The woman was taken to another hospital where she was pronounced dead.
The driver of the second vehicle, a 26-year-old financial adviser from Kitchener, was arrested by Cambridge OPP. He had multiple charges filed against him, including impaired driving causing death. He made a brief court appearance on Nov. 28, and the case will resume in a few days.
No one intends to cause a fatal collision, regardless of any alleged impairment. While nothing can undo the tragedy that occurred, any man or woman accused of impaired driving should start thinking about their defence soon after events transpire. A criminal defence lawyer from a firm experienced with impaired driving cases in Toronto can help prepare them for the court sessions ahead.
Source: ctvnews.ca, “Ontario mother dead, baby critically injured in two-vehicle crash in southwestern Ontario“, Jackie Dunham, Nov. 28, 2016