Four-year-old and Father Injured in Town of Essex Crash

car accident in snowTwo people, including a four-year-old boy, were seriously injured and transported to the hospital Monday after a crash on a snow-covered road in the Town of Essex.

Ontario Provincial Police reported that the accident occurred just after 1:30 p.m. on North Talbot Road just south of County Road 8. A Ford SUV traveling east collided with a Chrysler minivan traveling west.

The female driver of the minivan suffered minor injuries. The four-year-old boy and his father, who were traveling in the Ford, were transported to the hospital with serious injuries. The details of their injuries are unknown.

The road was closed for several hours Monday as police investigated the accident.

Our Windsor car accident lawyers have decades of experience representing those who have been injured on winter roads throughout the Windsor region and may be able to help you recover compensation after an accident.

Return of Winter Weather Brings Collisions

After an unseasonably warm February, winter has returned to the Windsor region this week with a major winter storm. Environment Canada released several special weather statements and snow squall watches that affected travel for Monday evening and Tuesday.

The area is expected to receive 15 to 25 centimeters of snow as a winter storm in the U.S. approaches the Great Lakes.

Windsor police reported more than a dozen collisions that required assistance throughout the region because of the weather.

However, March brings much variability to the region’s weather, according to a meteorologist with Environment and Climate Change Canada.

Winter Driving Safety

Motorists are reminded of the importance of safe driving on winter roads. Drivers should follow these winter driving safety tips and advice for driving in snow:

  • Check the weather and road conditions before heading out
  • Clear snow and ice from your vehicle
  • Drive slowly and cautiously, accelerating and braking slowly
  • Leave plenty of space between your vehicle and others
  • Drive with your lights on for increased visibility
  • Stay focused while driving and avoid any distractions
  • Wear warm clothing and keep emergency supplies in your vehicle

Winter roads are dangerous and can cause serious accidents and injuries if a driver is negligent. Contact our accomplished team today to find out how we can help you if you have been injured in an accident caused by a negligent driver.

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