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Woman Files Claim Against Truck Driver After Accident

Victor Lewin
Tuesday, February 04, 2014

A Nova Scotia woman has filed suit against a dump truck driver and his employer after an alleged injury accident. According to the claim, in August 2011, a car the woman was driving collided with a dump truck when the truck entered her lane during the Halifax to Dartmouth rush hour, causing her undisclosed injuries.
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Serious Collision Kills Woman and Injures 2 Teens

Victor Lewin
Friday, January 31, 2014

The Nova Scotia RCMP confirmed that a 50-year-old woman was killed and two teenagers were injured after a two-vehicle accident that happened on Jan. 27 in Kennetcook. All of the victims of the crash were in the same vehicle, and the two injured passengers were both 14-year-old boys. There have been no reports about whether or not the victims were related to each other.
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Canada Liquor Group Asked to Post Driver's Photo After Fatalities

Victor Lewin
Monday, January 27, 2014

The Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation took an unusual step after an apparently unrepentant drunk driver was released from prison after seven years. He is said to have told the Parole Board of Canada that he would continue to drink and drive. In 2007, the man was convicted of causing two fatalities, those of a 19-year-old woman and her 20-year-old boyfriend, in a 2004 drunken driving crash. The NSLC announced that it would be warning all of its staff about the man, and if the woman's family's wishes are honoured, the man's photograph will be posted in the stores as well.
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Halifax Residents Nervous After Recent Pedestrian Accidents

Victor Lewin
Saturday, January 18, 2014

Authorities in Halifax report that a 55-year-old man has been injured after he was struck by a car in the Dartmouth mall parking lot. The pedestrian accident took place at about 11 in the morning on Jan. 16. The driver, a 29-year-old woman, apparently hit him with such force that it smashed her vehicle's windshield; she has been cited for failing to yield to a pedestrian.
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Improperly Sterilized Equipment May Have Infected Patients

Victor Lewin
Sunday, January 12, 2014

It was revealed that officials of a New Brunswick health authority discussed the use of improperly sterilized biopsy forceps at its facilities for three months without taking action. They finally released information regarding the instances of potential medical malpractice and advised patients who may have been exposed to the improperly sterilized equipment to undergo testing for HIV and hepatitis B and C. Documents showed that Horizon Health Network staff spent weeks attempting to figure out how much risk patients had actually faced at the Miramichi Regional Hospital over the 14 years that the forceps were improperly sterilized.
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Pedestrian Accidents on The Rise in Canada

Victor Lewin
Monday, January 06, 2014

According to recent studies and police statistics gathered in Nova Scotia and Toronto, collisions between pedestrians and vehicles in crosswalks have been increasing. Police say the number of pedestrian fatalities has reached a 10-year high. As of Dec. 20, 2013, 39 people died in Toronto.
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Hants County Crash Leads to Call For Barriers

Victor Lewin
Monday, December 30, 2013

A crash on Highway 101 near Falmouth that resulted in one fatality has raised demands for jersey barriers on this section of the road. The car accident was one of several that have taken place at that particular spot between Exits 7 and 8. The highway is scheduled to be twinned, but the start date for that project has not yet been announced.
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Fetal Distress: Failure to Recognize and Treat the Signs and Symptoms May Be Medical Malpractice

Victor Lewin
Thursday, December 19, 2013

Pregnancy is an exciting time for prospective parents. Fortunately, most children in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island are born healthy. We are fortunate to have excellent medical facilities in these Provinces, with many skilled and caring doctors and nurses. Unfortunately, medical errors do still happen. Most people would be surprised to know how often. One of the most common medical error mistakes the medical malpractice lawyers at Wagners see relates to a failure to appropriately treat signs of fetal distress.
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Two Pedestrians Injured in Halifax Hit-and-Run

Victor Lewin
Thursday, December 19, 2013

According to police, a white SUV caused a three-car crash that severely injured two pedestrians before leaving the accident scene. A Halifax Regional Police Constable said that the car accident took place about 2:15 p.m. at Agricola and North in north-end Halifax. Icy roads caused several accidents in HRM on Dec. 10 and 11. On Dec. 10, police responded to 58 accidents, and by 2 p.m. on Dec. 11, they had responded to 37.
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Halifax Crosswalk Safety Being Scrutinized

Victor Lewin
Friday, December 13, 2013

According to a professor who has been tasked with leading a review of Nova Scotia collision reports, reducing the number of vehicle-pedestrian accidents is a responsibility shared by both motorists and pedestrians. In order to share the road and stay safe, he says both should approach intersections and crosswalks with caution.
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