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ICBC say that young men are more likely to cause accidents

Thousands of people are killed or injured on in traffic accidents each year, and data from the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia indicates that one group of drivers pose a particular threat to other road users. An ICBC representative says that young men are more likely to be involved in car accidents than any other demographic.

Family sues Porsche after Paul Walker death

News about the tragic death of "Fast and the Furious" star Paul Walker affected fans in British Columbia and around the world. Now, the widow of the man who was driving the vehicle in the crash that claimed the actor's life is pursuing a wrongful death claim against the maker of the vehicle, Porsche Cars North America.

Royal Alexandra Hospital and others sued in woman's death

Some British Columbia residents may have heard about a lawsuit regarding the estate of a 35-year-old woman who died at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton in 2009. The estate is now suing for $190,000 in damages. This includes $10,000 in funeral costs and bereavement damages of $45,000 for each of the woman's four children. Named in the wrongful death suit are several security guards, the hospital itself and Alberta Health Services.

British Columbia hang-gliding fatality results in civil lawsuit

In April 2012, a 28-year-old woman plunged to her death in a hang-gliding accident in Fraser Valley. A pilot who was a partner in the hang-gliding company was convicted on charges of criminal negligence by a British Columbia court and sentenced to five months in jail. Both he and his partner as well as several hang-gliding associations are now the subject of a civil lawsuit alleging gross negligence filed by the woman's parents.

Mercedes recalls thousands of vehicles

Automobile manufacturer Mercedes has issued a recall in for its C-Class sedans owing to possible electrical problems. the recall affects approximately 31,000 vehicles in British Columbia and throughout Canada; nearly 253,000 more were recalled in the United States, totally approximately 284,000 vehicles. Although the parts necessary to fix the issue were not yet available at the time of the recall announcement, Mercedes says that owners will be receiving interim notifications beginning in June 2014 and then a second notification some months later when the replacement parts become available.

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