According to law enforcement authorities with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, two 18-year-old men died in an accident in northern British Columbia. The accident reportedly occurred on April 3 on Highway 97.
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.
A Vernon woman is still hospitalized 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.
Several people were hurt in a two-car accident near the British Columbia Institute of Technology campus in Burnaby on Feb. 17. The crash happened around 1:30 p.m.
Two people died following a two-car accident that occurred in British Columbia on Jan. 23. Police said that weather may have been a contributing factor in the crash, which occurred when one of the vehicles involved lost control and struck the other.
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.
Two British Columbia residents were killed in a car accident that occurred on a highway between Golden and Revelstoke on Jan. 2. Police stated that the collision involved four vehicles on Highway 1, causing the roadway to be closed for a short period of time.
A large percentage of residents of British Columbia and across the nation consider drunk driving to be a major concern, according to an annual study by The Road Safety Monitor. Although the number of people who died in alcohol-related car accidents was steadily declining since 2006, the number arose to 744 fatalities in 2010. These fatalities represent about a third of all traffic accidents in Canada, which is a slight decrease from several years prior to 2010.
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.