In 2016, CBC News reported that GM planned to recall 473,000 trucks and SUVs in North America. Canadians owned more than 46,8000 of these vehicles. GM reported that the brake pedal could loosen and stop working due to a nut coming loose on the pivot mechanism for the brake pedal. Canadian safety regulators also found that this issue could cause brake lights to stay on for longer than usual. At the time of this initial announcement, GM said they had received no reports of crashes related to the problem.
Paralysis is one of the most expensive disabilities to live with in Canada. It is also one of the most lifechanging. According to the National Institutes of Health, people suffering from spinal cord injuries paid from $336,000 to $479,600 in medical costs. For people who may lose the ability to work or even care for themselves, the effects are even more catastrophic than mere dollar signs on a balance sheet.
In 2014, CNN reported on the deadly 2013 train crash in Quebec. From derailment to explosion, the train crash went down in Canadian history as one of the deadliest. A month after the crash already took place, news agencies reported that 2,000 residents had been evacuated, 53 vehicles were totaled, 40 buildings were demolished and 47 people died.
The sun’s out, and beach shores and camping grounds are calling. It’s summer vacation season - a time for families to build fun, long-lasting memories in new and different locations.
Distracted driving is a common problem throughout Ontario, and it may lead to serious car accidents and injuries. While many drivers understand that it is not safe to perform other actions while driving, they are often still tempted to text or use their phones. Recent changes to Ontario's road safety laws provide significant penalties for drivers who get convictions for distracted driving.
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) cause a wide range of effects. A person's physical ability may be limited, while emotional and psychological effects are also quite common. Because TBI can be difficult to manage, for both the patient as well as family and friends, the Mayo Clinic offers the following information.
Spinal cord injuries can have many serious ramifications depending on how severe the damage is. This means treatment is often necessary for a person to recover full or partial ability. The Mayo Clinic explains a few of the different treatment methods utilized when addressing spinal cord injuries.
If you drive in Ontario, you are constantly facing risks. Not staying alert and engaging in risky driving behavior can lead to serious accidents. The following discusses some of the common causes of car accidents so you can be a better driver on the road.