Around 10:30 on Wednesday morning two people were sent to the hospital after a driver lost control of the vehicle and struck a hydro pole in Howard Township.
Reports indicate that three people were travelling in the vehicle when the driver lost control of the vehicle. Two of the passengers were treated for minor injuries, while the vehicle damage is estimated to cost $5,000. The driver was also charged with careless driving.
Statistics show that an average of 1,100 drivers across our Ontario roadways is convicted with dangerous or careless driving each year. Unfortunately, these drivers fail to recognize the dangers associated with this sort of behavior resulting in millions spend on damages, injuries, and fatalities to innocent individuals.
The lawyers at Greg Monforton & Partners advise all drivers to practice safe and defensive driving habits to keep our roadways safe and enjoyable. Some defensive driving habits we can all practice include: avoiding distractions, always signal intentions, avoid blind spots, stay focused at all times, anticipate potential dangers and buckle up.