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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.

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.

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.

Pedestrian accident rate in British Columbia spikes in winter

Once drivers shift into gear, their mindset switches seamlessly to steering a big hunk of steel up and down motorways, with all due caution. When they step out of a car, even for a minute, they become, for all intents and purposes, pedestrians. Sometimes, they neglect to switch to the pedestrian mindset, which requires a different awareness of the vehicles circulating nearby. These were the circumstances in a recent incident in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, where an elderly driver lost his life in what was reported as a pedestrian accident.

A car accident in British Columbia on Halloween can be scary

"Trick or treat?" Children exuberantly ask this question as they appear at doorways all over North America on the last night of October. Ages ago, when the tradition began, the question harboured a veiled menace:  if you don't give me a treat, I will play a trick on you! In today's British Columbia neighbourhoods, treats are automatically offered, piled high near the door. Meanwhile, the hidden menace remains, embodied in the potential of a child victim of a car accident.

Vehicle model no protection against injury in a car accident

The sheer force of impact in a high-speed collision is a great equalizer in vehicle damage as well as potential injury. When first responders must resort to the Jaws of Life to extricate victims of a car accident from a sports model or a luxury sedan, it puts paid to the myth that either jazzed-up or heavier cars offer protection against harm. On British Columbia roadways, however, it is a driver's skill and respect for the law that constitute the ultimate prevention against recklessness on the road.

Car accident on British Columbia highway related to holiday rush

After Canada Day on July 1, the next statutory holiday in British Columbia is Labour Day weekend. It always seems a long way off because it's one of the best times to visit friends or family or finally take that road trip with the kids in tow. Unfortunately, it's also a time when a car accident is more likely, throwing a wrench in carefully made plans and possibly giving cause for a personal injury 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.

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