OTTAWA ACCIDENT LAWYER – A 35-year-old Ottawa woman has died in hospital, succumbing to injuries obtained when she and her husband were struck by a car at an Ottawa bus stop Thursday evening.
The couple was waiting for a bus on Albert Street just west of Bank Street, when at 10:34 PM on September 16, 2010 a black Nissan sports car came around the corner and drove up onto the curb, hitting both the woman and her 36-year old husband. The accident happened a block and a half from Auger Hollingsworth’s office in an area with constant construction.
The male victim was pulled from underneath the vehicle and pronounced dead on site, while the woman was transported to The Ottawa Hospital with head injuries.
Following the death of both victims, a 20-year-old male faces heightened charges including criminal negligence, stunt racing, and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.
The woman’s death marks the Ottawa area’s 25th vehicle collision fatality this year. 2008 and 2009 saw similar fatality numbers, but with three months left before the end of the year, 2010 is likely to yield the most accident fatalities of any year on recent record.
If you have lost a loved one in a vehicle accident, you may be entitled to accident benefits as well as a claim for damages from the insurance company of the driver who caused the accident. Get more information about your rights after an accident with a no-obligation free consultation. Contact the Ottawa personal injury and accident lawyers at Auger Hollingsworth by phone (613) 233-4529 or by email [email protected].