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British Columbia pedestrian accident leaves child in coma

Many young families in British Columbia choose to live in neighbourhoods where traffic is minimal, largely local and with appropriate speed limits. Sometimes, city planning authorities will forge ahead with enhancements, like bicycle paths, which alter traffic patterns so significantly that a pedestrian accident becomes more, not less, likely. Such a change may have contributed to an 11-year-old being hit by a motor vehicle in front of her own home.

All weather and traffic: British Columbia cyclist hit by a driver

The classic British reply to the question, "how are you?" is "all weather and traffic," usually delivered with a heavy sigh, whereby everyone gets the picture. That's just what's happening in British Columbia this winter, as motorists encounter hazardous road conditions. Still, these above-average snowfalls haven't discouraged cyclists who persist -- like the Pony Express -- through wind, rain, sleet or snow to their destinations. Unfortunately, such a scenario may set the scene for a cyclist being hit by a driver.

Near miss in British Columbia causes pedestrian accident

Ever since the advent of pop psychology and the Me Generation, there have been labels assigned to the following generations, such as Generation X or millennials. In British Columbia, our young people are sometimes chided, in print or online, for self-centered or irresponsible behaviour. In a recent case, the quick and selfless action of a teenager saved a friend from becoming a casualty in a pedestrian accident.

Loss of British Columbia youngster may lead to wrongful death

Increasingly in major cities, public transit has become the poster child of environmentalist progress, promising diminished urban pollution. City buses filled with British Columbia citizens enjoying comparatively stress-free travel from point A to point B implicitly trust their professionally trained bus drivers to proceed without mishap. When the bus they're riding in suddenly strikes down a child, many might wonder whether the child's parents would consider pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit.

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