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Suspect arrested 3 months after British Columbia hit-and-run

A Vernon woman is still hospitalised almost three months after suffering serious injuries in a car accident. It has taken this long for RCMP to identify the suspect, who now faces charges.

Understanding driver distraction and causes

The most accepted definition of distracted driving is a diversion that temporarily takes the driver's attention away from driving, such as a task, event, person or object. These diversions reduce the driver's awareness, performance and decision-making skills, increasing the risk of traffic collisions. Motorists in British Columbia might not be aware of the causes of distracted driving.

Independent legal assistance for your ICBC claim

Every day, people in British Columbia are injured in car accidents that are caused by the negligence of others or similar factors out of their control. If you were hurt in a car accident because of a negligent driver, we may be able to help you claim the compensation you deserve.

Woman suffers fractured spine in hit-and-run crash

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police made a recent appeal to residents across British Columbia, particularly in Vernon, for information regarding a driver who recently caused a crash that severely injured a 44-year-old woman and then fled the scene without providing assistance. The Dec. 3 accident reportedly happened at around 5:30 p.m. near the intersection of Alexis Park Drive and 38th Avenue.

Woman successfully sues husband for crashing into moose

A British Columbia woman will be receiving more than $3 million from her husband's insurance company as the result of injuries she received in 2008 when her husband crashed their vehicle into a moose. The couple and their two children were travelling north on Highway 37 when a moose entered the road from the opposite side, crossed over the oncoming lane and entered the lane occupied by the family's vehicle.

Alcohol, speed possible factors in fatal bridge crash

British Columbia authorities say that alcohol and speed could have been factors in a fatal accident on the Granville Street Bridge in Vancouver. The rear-end collision happened about 4 a.m. on July 31, forcing police to close the southbound lanes for several hours during their investigation.

Driving about 5 times as risky for men

Data from British Columbia and across Canada shows that men are more frequently the victims of fatalities in vehicular accidents than women by a ratio of nearly five to one. Safety advocates think they might need to focus informational campaigns at younger males in order to reduce the death toll. In 2012, two dozen women and 121 men reportedly lost their lives in British Columbia car accidents.

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.

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