On May 1, Ontario Provincial Police in South Bruce received a call at around 6:10 p.m. about a fatal traffic accident involving two vehicles. The crash occurred at the Huron-Bruce Road and Bruce County Road 28 intersection in what used to be Carrick Township.
According to the police report, a White International truck was travelling west on Huron-Bruce Road while a Chevrolet Camaro was travelling south on Bruce County Road 28. The two vehicles collided in the intersection. The fatality in this accident was the 64-year-old male driver of the Camaro, who died on the scene. There was a passenger in the car as well, and that individual was hospitalised with non-life-threatening injuries.
The physical condition of the 55-year-old male driver of the White International truck was not disclosed. Following a preliminary investigation, police charged him with failing to yield in accordance with the Highway Traffic Act. The collision is still under investigation, and authorities ask that anyone who can give them information regarding the crash come forward by calling or leaving an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers over the phone or online.
Traffic accidents that involve tractor-trailer trucks have a higher potential to result in serious or fatal injuries than accidents that involve only passenger vehicles. This is largely because of the size of tractor-trailer trucks, which makes them harder to maneuver and less likely to yield to objects that hit them.
The families of individuals who die in crashes that involve large trucks might qualify for compensation through wrongful death claims to help cover financial damages. This might include funeral costs, loss of income and loss of care, companionship and guidance.
Source: The Post, “Updated: Fatal crash in South Bruce,” May 4, 2015
Source: The Owen Sound Sun Times, “Victim named, driver charged in South Bruce fatal crash,” May 4, 2015