A woman was killed and another driver was injured in a three-vehicle crash in Nova Scotia. According to an RCMP report, the accident occurred when the woman’s vehicle was rear-ended and pushed into the path of an oncoming tractor-trailer on Highway 105. Following the car accident, a section of highway near the crash scene was shut down in each direction while police investigated.
RCMP officers reported to the accident scene near Baddeck around 2 p.m. A police representative later confirmed that a 45-year-old Middle River woman who had been travelling in a sedan was struck from behind by a pickup truck while attempting to complete a left-hand turn. Her vehicle then collided with a tractor-trailer that had been travelling in the opposite lane.
The woman was pronounced dead at the scene, and the pickup truck driver was treated at the scene for unspecified injuries. There were no reported injuries suffered by the driver of the tractor-trailer. It is unclear if the accident is expected to result in any criminal charges being filed.
An individual who has been injured in a car accident through no fault of their own may seek financial compensation by filing a personal injury complaint. An injured victim may have suffered a financial burden from lost wages and lost earning capacity. A lawyer might help a car accident victim to seek all of the damages that he or she could be entitled to receive by gathering all relevant evidence regarding liability and resulting costs.
Source: Metro News, “Woman killed after car rear-ended on Nova Scotia highway, pushed into tractor trailer“, September 22, 2014