OPP Reports on Deadliest Civic Day Weekend in Recent History

fatal car wreckThe Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is reporting that the weekend of Aug. 1, 2015, was one of the deadliest long Civic Day weekends in recent history.

According to the OPP, 16 people died over the weekend in a number of accident-related incidents.

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Information posted on the OPPs websites reveals that nine people lost their lives in motor vehicle accidents, six people drowned and another victim died in a boating incident on local waterways.

Of those fatally injured in a car wreck, one was a cyclist and the other a pedestrian. Four victims were motorcycle riders and initial investigations reveal that at least two of the motorcyclists were driving properly at the time of the crash.

Two of the drownings occurred when neither victim was wearing a personal flotation device while on a canoe.

The OPP notes that many, if not all, of these deaths were preventable. It is ultimately up to drivers, motorcyclists, pedestrians and others to learn to share the road and take safety precautions before engaging in recreational activities.

As the Making Ontarios Roads Safer Act is set to bring forward many changes on Sept. 1, the team at Greg Monforton & Partners hopes that these numbers decrease next year. The OPP has not revealed how many car accidents and other types of injury-related incidents occurred during the long Civic Day weekend.

If you were hurt in a car wreck or other type of accident over the holiday weekend, our lawyers can help you fight for the compensation you deserve. With decades of combined legal experience and millions in successful verdicts and settlements obtained on behalf of personal injury victims, our law firm is here to help.

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