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Elderly Woman Dies After Crosswalk Accident

Victor Lewin
Friday, September 12, 2014

Authorities say that an elderly woman suffered serious injuries Sept. 6 after a vehicle hit her while she walked across Williams Lake Road in Halifax. The crash occurred at the intersection of Herring Cove Road shortly after 3:30 p.m., resulting in the woman's death.
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Woman Dies at Halifax Hospital After Tour Bus Crash

Victor Lewin
Thursday, July 17, 2014

A 70-year-old woman is dead following a tour bus crash close to Neils Harbour on the Cabot Trail on the afternoon of July 13. Including the driver, there were 21 individuals on the bus at the time of accident. A representative of the Cape Breton Health Authority noted that 18 people who were involved in the crash received treatment at various hospitals in the region. The 70-year old woman died as the result of her injuries on July 14, says the RCMP. ..

Highway 107 Crash Injures 1, Kills 1

Victor Lewin
Tuesday, July 08, 2014

One person is dead and at least one other person is injured after a July 4 crash in Nova Scotia on Highway 107. Royal Canadian Mounted Police responded to the head-on car accident shortly after 8 p.m. near Lake Echo.
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Nova Scotia Man Sentenced for Role in Fatal Accident

Victor Lewin
Friday, June 06, 2014

A Nova Scotia man was sentenced on June 4 for his role in a single-vehicle drunk driving accident that claimed the life of a 51-year-old man. The 52-year-old Cumberland County resident was given a custodial sentence of four and a half years in addition to a 20-year driving ban after entering a plea of guilty to charges that he had operated a vehicle in a criminally negligent manner. The fatal accident took place in Pugwash Junction in 2011.
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Estate of woman who died in hospital files suit

Victor Lewin
Monday, May 19, 2014

Nova Scotia residents may be interested to hear about the progress of a lawsuit following the death of a woman at a hospital. The woman's estate said that the hospital's negligence resulted in her death after she consumed hand sanitizer that was made available throughout the facility. The suit states that the hospital was aware of the problem of people entering the hospital to consume hand sanitizer but did not take sufficient measures to prevent it, nor did they treat the woman after she had consumed the product.
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Injured While at Work? Workers' Compensation Claim or a Tort Action?

Victor Lewin
Thursday, May 08, 2014

The Supreme Court of Canada has recently discussed the issue of whether a person, who has been injured while at work, can bring a workers' compensation claim and/or a tort action. In the case of Marine Services International Ltd. v. Ryan Estate, [2013] S.C.J. No. 44, two fishermen died off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador when their ship, the Ryan's Commander, capsized while returning from a fishing expedition. The estates of the fishermen commenced the action, after having received compensation under the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Act (WHSCA), alleging negligence in the design and construction of the ship. This appeal raised the issue of whether section 44 of the WHSCA barred a negligence action.  ..

Woman on motorized scooter dies from accident injuries

Victor Lewin
Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Pedestrian safety in Halifax is being questioned after a woman was struck while driving a motorized scooter across Thistle Street in Dartmouth. The collision happened at about 11 a.m. on May 3 as a pickup truck driver was turning onto the street from Victoria Road. The 57-year-old woman was transported to hospital, where she died later that evening. The police investigation is ongoing, and authorities did not say whether they will file charges against the pickup truck driver.
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Woman Facing Charges for Reportedly Striking Boyfriend with Car

Victor Lewin
Friday, April 25, 2014

A Nova Scotia woman is facing multiple charges in connection with her boyfriend's death. The fatal accident occurred on March 30 a little past 9 a.m. in Glace Bay on Leslie Lane. The boyfriend was struck by a vehicle and was taken to a Sydney hospital for treatment, where he died on April 5. Police responded to the scene after receiving a report of a man being hit with a car by his girlfriend, who had reportedly left the scene. Officers were able to locate the vehicle and took the woman into custody.
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Loose Trailer Crushes Van in Halifax Accident

Victor Lewin
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The Halifax Regional Police reported on Feb. 7 that a man was tragically killed on Barrington Street in what has been described as a freak accident. The man lost his life when his vehicle was partially crushed by a semi-trailer that had become detached from the cab of the truck hauling it. The fatal accident took place at about 7:37 a.m. and caused Barrington Street to be closed in both directions for several hours.
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