The chances of escaping unscathed after a crash involving a car and a tractor-trailer are slim. More often than not, such a car accident will result in fatalities. A 27-year-old driver recently lost her life in such a crash in British Colombia.
The civil justice system of British Columbia allows injured victims of automobile accidents to pursue financial relief. However, the plaintiff must establish negligence on the part of another party. Determining whom to name can be complicated because not every car accident is the fault of the other driver.
Law enforcement accused a 46-year-old British Columbia man of intentionally causing personal injury to another person. Most collisions can rightfully be called accidents, but Victoria Police allege that an incident on a recent Wednesday evening was no car accident. They arrested the man and held him in custody pending a court appearance.
Conditions on British Columbia roads during the winter months are treacherous, and drivers who confront those dangers must be skilled and experienced. Driving large vehicles such as buses is an even bigger challenge as crashes can leave multiple passengers injured. An accident victim might seek to hold a bus driver and his or her employer financially responsible if the wreck resulted from negligent driving.
Road accidents that involve large trucks often result in severe injuries or fatalities. The sheer size of a semi-truck is enough to crush any passenger vehicle, and the chances of survival of occupants are slim. After a recent British Columbia car accident involving a semi-truck, one person suffered serious injuries.
Crashes on British Columbia roads are not uncommon, and the causes are varied. However, whether a car accident was caused by another person's negligence or distracted driving, the injured victims may suffer life-long consequences -- both financial and emotional. Sometimes, driver negligence may cause an accident, and one such incident recently wrecked a car and sent an accident victim to a hospital.