Two people were killed and another was seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash in Halton Hills on July 14. By the following day, no one had been charged in relation to the commercial vehicleaccident, which involved a dump truck, but an investigation by a collision reconstruction unit was underway.
The accident occurred at the intersection of Trafalgar Road and 5 Side Road around 6 p.m. A dump truck collided with a sedan before striking a light standard, leaving the roadway and traveling into a cornfield. The dump truck’s fuel tank ruptured during the accident, causing the vehicle’s front end to catch fire.
The force of the impact threw two of the car’s four occupants from the vehicle. It was not confirmed, but these are likely the passengers who died. A helicopter crew airlifted the sedan driver to Sunnybrook Hospital after he was extricated from the car. He was listed in serious but stable condition on July 15. It was not reported if the fourth sedan occupant or the dump truck driver suffered any injuries.
People who become involved in accidents with large commercial vehicles often suffer serious injuries that can affect the rest of their lives. The treatment may involve pain management therapy and long-term physical therapy, often putting victims out of work temporarily or permanently and preventing them from returning to their normal routines at home. Families that lose loved ones in commercial vehicle accidents often struggle to mourn while dealing with the financial consequences of losing members of their households. Personal injury lawyers can provide representation for families interested in filing personal injury or wrongful death lawsuits against the truck drivers or the companies that own the trucks.
Source: InsideHalton.com, “UPDATE: ‘Catastrophic’ fiery crash kills 2 in Halton“, July 15, 2014