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Family employment lawsuit on behalf of deceased relative

The family of a 42-year-old immigrant who had settled in British Columbia is suing his employer for what they say is overwork that led to his death. The man worked at a chicken factory, and according to the family, he worked 60 to 70 hours per week. He died of a heart attack after working a 13-hour shift on March 22, 2013.

New report sheds light on fatal 2013 British Columbia crash

The driver who caused a fatal head-on crash on Easter Sunday 2013 made no attempt to avoid the collision, according to a new report issued by the British Columbia Coroners Service. The report said the driver who was struck tried to swerve out of the way before the deadly impact.

Rights and responsibilities of cyclists

Cyclists in British Columbia have certain rights and responsibilities when operating a bicycle on provincial roads. The duties of a cyclist do not differ from those required of motor vehicle drivers, and cyclists also have equal responsibilities to ride in a safe and cautious manner.

The physiology of whiplash injuries

Most people in British Columbia are familiar with whiplash as a type of injury, but they may not know what happens physiologically to a person's body at the moment of impact that causes the whiplash. Most studies investigating this have simulated rear-end vehicle collisions, and this is one of the most common types of accidents that results in whiplash.

Woman charged in connection with fatal B.C. accident

Authorities in British Columbia have reported that a 37-year-old woman has been charged in connection with a 2014 drunk driving accident that claimed the life of a Vernon nurse. The woman is scheduled to appear in court on March 19 to face counts of impaired driving causing bodily harm and impaired driving causing death. The accident took place in Vernon on Oct. 23, 2014, around 1:15 a.m.

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