Howard Avenue Head On Accident Attributed To Distracted Driving
Posted on behalf of Greg Monforton & Partners Injury Lawyers on May 12, 2014 in Auto Accident
Details of a serious, two vehicle accident that took place on Saturday afternoon on Howard Avenue just near the Dougall Parkway overpass.
According to the Windsor Police Traffic Dept, the collision which destroyed both cars and resulted in both drivers needing hospitalization has been attributed to a 25 year old female driver being charged with careless driving.
In a statement from Windsor Police's Traffic Department staff member Const. Doug Tilson:
"There was an indication of distracted driving.... This was a very serious accident with luckily reasonably minor injuries only due to the safety features of the vehicles....
The at-fault driver was behind the wheel of her late model BMW and hit gravel on the side of the road, which caused her to lose control of her vehicle and after narrowly missing another vehicle, eventually collided with a 62 year old female driving a Hyundai Santa Fe SUV.
A witness to the accident was quoted as saying:
She hit the gravel, spun sideways and was coming right for me.... Yea, I feel pretty lucky.
This comes in the wake of a new, distracted driving law that passed in February to help curb the recent spike in distracted driving accident. The law increased fines associated with distracted driving and has in fact, been re-visited again by Ontario law makers who are now suggesting to further increase the maximum limit of a distracted driving fine to $1,000.
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