Inquiry:  Yesterday, I was traveling eastbound in the outside lane on queen street, Brampton, at 740am intending to go to Walmart (which is on the right at  airport road) then to CAA (which is right near it) as I had just purchased a car the week before. The accident happened at queen and the on- ramp for 410 south. As I passed the exit, I noticed in the corner of my eye that the dump truck in the middle lane was uncomfortably close so I goosed the gas to pull ahead of him. Suddenly I felt a “bomp!” On my rear left side. I thought what was that!!? But then came another, harder one, then a bang, then I was being pushed by the truck before being sent spinning all over the road.

My car is smashed but I’ve got minor injury. The officer (just a normal beat cop) said there were no witnesses but he could tell by the damage that I tried to change lanes and issued me a ticket saying I was at fault. I don’t know where the truck went ( ie if he excited onto 410 north) because I was in an ambulance.

I said there was no lane change because I had no reason to change lanes – I followed my lane correctly. I said if the driver told you he was unaware of me until I bounced off the drivers side of his truck, how is it 100% my fault?

This has cost me no end of trouble.

Response:  We could certainly get a release of evidence from the Prosecutor’s Office to review for any grounds to have the charge withdrawn.  Barring an agreement to withdraw the charge, based on the merits of the case we can provide feedback on whether the case would likely best be argued in a trial or potentially be resolved to a lesser offence.  We offer a no-cost initial review of cases via our toll-free number 1-866-801-8299.