Collisions

Information regarding collisions.

ICBC - No Compensation for Use of Sick Days

ICBC LogoKaren Nishimura was a passenger in a vehicle that was involved in a collision that caused her injury. During her recuperation she used up the banked sick time she had accumulated through her job. Realizing that she might need that sick time if she did not heal from her injury properly or that it would not be available to take as a benefit when she retired, she asked ICBC to compensate her for it.

CASE LAW - Jaura v Rosal

BC Courts Coat of ArmsThe case of Jaura v Rosal involves a right angle collision at the intersection of Inverness Street and 49th Avenue in Vancouver. Traffic on 49th Avenue was stopped bumper to bumper in both directions and Ms. Jaura had stopped at the stop sign northbound on Inverness Street. She intended to travel straight through the intersection.

Failing to Remain at the Scene of an Accident

Image of failing to remain crash damageFailing to remain at the scene of an accident, or hit and run as it is more commonly known is without a doubt a daily occurrence in British Columbia. We all know that we are doing something seriously wrong when we hit a cyclist, pedestrian or other vehicle on the highway and leave the scene to escape civil and criminal liability. However, we're not quite so worried when the collision is a scrape or a dent in a parking lot or something else that we can convince ourselves is of a minor nature.

CASE LAW - Stevens v Sleeman

BC Courts Coat of ArmsThe case of Stevens v Sleeman arises from a fatal collision at the intersection of Lougheed Highway and Nelson Street in Mission. At 5:10 am on October 10, 2016 the traffic lights at the intersection lost power and ceased to function. By 3:08 pm power had not been restored and a collision occurred that claimed the life of Barbara McNally.

NEWS - Coroner Looks at Motorcycle Fatalities

image of BC Coroners Service logoThis provincial government news item was released in March, 2010. It advised that the province of BC saw 286 motorcycle-related deaths on our highways between 2000 and 2007. As a result, the BC Coroner's Service convened a Death Review Panel to examine the increasing frequency of serious collisions. The panel made recommendations to prevent loss of life in similar circumstances.

CASE LAW - Alagar v Mackay

BC Courts Coat of ArmsThe case of Alagar v Mackay took place near the intersection of Canada Way and Rosewood Street in Burnaby. The incident involved three vehicles, two of which were in the left lane and their drivers did not want to wait for left turning traffic. Lane changes were made that resulted in a crash involving the third vehicle travelling straight through using the right lane.

CASE LAW - Huang v Wamboldt

BC Courts Coat of ArmsThe case of Huang v Wamboldt involves a collision between a driver and a pedestrian at the intersection of East 3rd Avenue and Cotton Drive in Vancouver. Lily Huang was walking westbound on the north side of East 3rd Avenue crossing Cotton Drive and Dwight Wamboldt was driving eastbound on East 3rd Avenue intending to turn left onto Cotton Drive.

VIDEO - CRD Traffic Safety Report

VideoThis video is a report to the Capital Reginal District's Traffic Safety Commission by Helia Sehatpour who is a doctoral student in environmental psychology at the University of Victoria. It provides an overview of her work on the Commission data review project to document factors that contribute to serious injury and fatal collisions in the Capital Regional District and the Malahat Highway.