On behalf of Romeo Pitaro Schneider Injury Lawyers posted in car accidents on Wednesday, September 20, 2017.

York Regional Police have reported that two men were killed in a car wreck in Vaughan recently. Ontario authorities are still seeking witnesses to the latest of many car accidents in the area over the last year. So far, no one has been charged with a crime.

According to reports provided by YRP, the accident took place around 5 p.m. the evening of Sept. 2. Three vehicles were involved, including a car, an SUV and a commercial van. The driver of the SUV was rushed to a local hospital with critical injuries, but later succumbed to them. A passenger in the car was pronounced dead on the scene, and its driver was rushed to the hospital with injuries described as life-threatening.

Police are unsure at this juncture what may have caused the accident. They believe street racing may have been a factor, but they have not corroborated that claim with witness testimony as of this report. Police have reached out to the community for support, and have asked that anyone with information contact them or Crimestoppers.

Car accidents happen for many reasons, many of which are avoidable. If street racing was indeed a factor in this accident, Ontario authorities will likely press charges against any and all participants. Separately, the families of the deceased may be in a position to file civil claims for wrongful death. Those suffering injures may pursue personal injury claims. Material evidence of negligence by another party that either caused or substantially contributed to the accident is necessary in order for the case to have merit in the eyes of the court.

Source: globalnews.ca, “2 dead following multi-vehicle crash in Vaughan, police seek witnesses – Toronto”, Neil Kumar and Jessica Patton, Sept. 3, 2017