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Fly-by-night driver flees pedestrian accident in British Columbia

Our literature is full of dastardly deeds that take place under cover of darkness. The nighttime has been mythologized as a frightening and even perilous time. Some people, such as one hit-and-run driver in British Columbia, seem to believe that their decisions as well as their actions are rendered invisible at night, especially when they flee the scene of a pedestrian accident.

Pedestrian accident disturbs spirit of place in British Columbia

Ancient beliefs in the "genius loci," or spirit of place, describe locations imbued with intense energy or are, as some say, the abode of great bear spirits or even of fairies. Many such places have been identified in British Columbia where urban centers are nestled among awe-inspiring natural landscapes. When a pedestrian accident follows a fatal one within mere days at the exact same crosswalk, it adds another, deadly dimension to the notion of spirit of place.

British Columbia trailer spin-out may be cause for wrongful death

They're known as the elephants of the road, and, like elephants, require lots of space, move at a steady, slower pace, and are subject to special rules of the road. In British Columbia, as elsewhere in Canada, semi trucks are not always permitted in the passing lane for motorway safety reasons. Even when a semi driver legitimately ventures into the passing lane, speed must be calculated accordingly in order to avoid mishaps that could end tragically and give rise to the potential of a wrongful death lawsuit.

Tragic car accident shuts down British Columbia Sea-to-Sky

When boarding an airplane, some passengers -- more nervous than others -- will choose seats that favour safety over stunning aerial views. By contrast, passengers climbing into a van may pay scant attention to where they sit, despite statistics showing that a car accident is far more likely than an air accident. Sometimes, as on one fateful ride along British Columbia's fabled Sea-to-Sky Highway, there is no seat safe from injury or tragic loss of life.

Car accident in British Columbia sets vehicle aflame

No matter what state road conditions are in, some drivers remain oblivious. As such, some accident events cannot be blamed on the extreme weather that continues to dog British Columbia this winter. In a recent car accident, one driver, who apparently didn't know when to quit, left one crash scene only to cause a second collision further on.

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