Albert Street Accident Kills Man and Woman, Ottawa

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].

About the Author: Brenda Hollingsworth

Brenda Hollingsworth co-founded Ottawa’s Auger Hollingsworth in 2005 with her husband Richard Auger. Together, their mission was to create a personal injury law firm for Eastern Ontario that is unrivalled in the province for customer service and legal expertise. Brenda was named an Ottawa Business Journal Forty Under 40 award recipient and took home the Women’s Business Network’s Businesswoman of the Year award in the Professional category. She was also recognized as one of Ottawa Life Magazine’s “Top 50 People in the Capital.” She is often quoted as an expert and has appeared in media outlets such as CTV, The Globe and Mail, National Post, Ottawa Citizen, Sun Media, CBC, Toronto Star, Montreal Gazette, CFRA and many legal publications.

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