OTTAWA ACCIDENT LAWYER – Highway 417, often a traffic headache for Ottawa commuters, experienced an unusually high level of traffic stalling over two days in late September.
Unexpected traffic snarls on September 21 and 22 were caused by a series of collisions – five separate accidents the first morning, and an additional accident the next day.
Collisions the morning of September 22 included a four-car pileup near Riverside, and four other two-vehicle collisions near St. Laurent, Highway 7, Anderson Road, and Parkdale.
The rush-hour collisions caused substantial traffic delays, stopping traffic in some places until all of the accident scenes were cleared – about 10:00 AM.
At roughly 6:40 AM on September 22, a vehicle was travelling eastbound on the 417 near Woodroffe. The vehicle was driving in the bus lane, and upon slowing down it was rear-ended by an OC Transpo bus carrying six passengers.
If you’re involved in a car accident on a major highway, report it properly but try to stay safe as well. If you get out of your car and begin walking, there’s a chance you could be hit by fast-moving traffic. For information on next steps and pursuing your accident claim, don’t hesitate to call the Ottawa personal injury and accident lawyers at Auger Hollingsworth by phone (613) 233-4529 or by email [email protected].