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Impaired driving alleged in Markham crash that killed two

Recovering from a serious car accident can be a difficult process. Knowing that accident claimed the lives of two others would make it beyond painful. Sadly, that's the situation for a man accused of impaired driving after an accident north of Toronto this past summer.

The accident took place on Aug. 29, 2016 at approximately 9:40 a.m. in Markham, Ontario. A 42-year old woman, along with her 4-year old daughter, had brought her husband to the Markham GO station. After seeing him off, the two were returning home in their car when a second vehicle allegedly entered their lane and collided with them. Both the woman and her daughter were taken to hospital, but neither survived.

The driver of the second vehicle was also seriously injured and taken to hospital. His 18-month old daughter, who was also in the car, was uninjured. Following the return of toxicology test results on the driver, an arrest was made. A 28-year old Markham man was charged with dangerous driving causing death, and impaired driving. He was released on bail and will appear in court on Nov. 10, 2016.

Lives change in an instant when a motor vehicle accident occurs. Once his injuries are dealt with, the accused in this case will have a very tough legal battle ahead of him. An impaired driving charge, especially one that involves a fatality, is a very serious accusation. An attorney from a criminal defence law firm that practices in and understands the Greater Toronto Area, may of benefit in mounting a defence against charges such as these.

Source: Toronto Sun, "Man charged with drunk driving in morning crash that killed woman, girl", Chris Doucette, Oct. 20, 2016

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