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Virtually no one sets out to injure another person with his or her car, either on purpose or through neglect. Unfortunately, accidents do happen, and people sometimes get hurt. If there is reason to suspect alcohol may have been a factor, an accident can become a serious legal issue. A man from east of Toronto is facing impaired driving charges after a recent incident left another motorist badly injured.
On Feb. 26, at around 3 a.m., a van and a car, collided near the intersection of Eglinton Avenue East and Danforth Road. Both vehicles were travelling eastbound at the time. The two vehicles each left the road and collided with a utility pole.
The driver of the car was rushed to hospital for treatment. The 49-year-old’s injuries were described as life threatening. The 22-year-old driver of the van, a resident of Oshawa, was arrested after allegedly fleeing the scene. The charges against him are dangerous driving, failing to stop, criminal negligence, dangerous driving causing bodily harm and refusing to give a breath sample.
While there may have been some bad decisions made, it is difficult to tell exactly what transpired that morning. In order to mount a solid defence, it will be helpful to work with a lawyer who has the skill and the resources to dig deep into the details of the event, and the subsequent arrest. Through tenacious investigation, it may be possible to uncover issues or discrepancies within the process, and use them in court. A dedicated criminal defence lawyer will work with anyone accused of impaired driving in Toronto until the job is done.
Source: durhamregion.com, “Oshawa man faces drunk driving charge after crash that left motorist seriously hurt“, Feb. 28, 2017