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British Columbia tourist site possible scene of wrongful death

According to NASA, the Rockies can be seen from space. Breathtaking landscapes across British Columbia draw visitors from all over the world. On a fateful day this month, a tourist visiting the province was barely 30 km from renowned Lake Louise. With majestic Mount Burgess towering above, she stepped out of her car into a road pullout and was struck and killed by an errant driver. Accompanying her on this dreadful day was her husband, who now appears to have grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit.

Pedestrian accident scene of hit-and-run in British Columbia

When an irresistible force meets an immovable object, it doesn't matter what time of night or day it might be. Pedestrians could be circulating on sidewalks, along city streets at any time, especially those who work night or graveyard shifts or have simply chosen to take a stroll in the fresh night air. A walking pace cannot compete with even the minimum speed of a moving vehicle and any drivers nearby, in particular at night, should strive to avoid the chances of a pedestrian accident.

Motorcyclist injured in Vancouver car accident could file claim

Motorcycles became common sights on roadways some time after World War I. Robustly built and noisy, they fired up the imagination and recreational motorcycle clubs mushroomed across the country. Yet it is precisely motorcycles' maneuverability and compactness relative to standard vehicles that may contribute to fatal outcomes on British Columbia and other major highways. When a motorcyclist is involved in a car accident, his or her chances of avoiding life-threatening injuries or loss of life are dramatically diminished.

Surrey car accident involving three vehicles sets car aflame

Driving defensively is one of the primary rules of the road in British Columbia as elsewhere. It sounds like it means that drivers must have eyes in the back of their heads when all it really calls for is being keenly aware of other drivers as well as of the road ahead. Sometimes, however, even the most conscientious driver cannot foresee the domino effect produced by just one irresponsible driver. As the first days of August set in, a car accident in Surrey played out just such an unsettling scenario, sending one victim to hospital.

Passenger death in Surrey may lead to wrongful death lawsuit

For some people in British Columbia, being behind the wheel of a car seems to bring out the worst in them. Perhaps some drivers feel empowered when driving, exhilarated by controlling a lustrous and impressive machine. It seems inconceivable that anyone leading a law-abiding life, or anyone who respects the lives of others as well as their own, would leave the scene of an accident involving a victim. Yet, as in this deadly incident in Surrey, the driver of an SUV did just that, allowing for the possibility of a wrongful death lawsuit.

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