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Court Claims filed by Victims of November 2021 Riverside Drive Collision – Lerners LLP represents Plaintiffs

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Court Claims filed by Victims of November 2021 Riverside Drive Collision - Lerners LLP represents Plaintiffs

London – August 19, 2022 – On Tuesday, November 30, 2021, at 6:45 p.m., the lives of at least six London families were forever altered following a motor vehicle collision. What was an outing for a group of Brownies and their adult supervisors ended in tragedy.  Alexandra Stemp, a young girl only 8 years old, succumbed to her injuries on December 1st.  Twelve other individuals – children, adolescents and adults, were also injured as a result of the collision.

Lerners LLP represents several of the victims and their families in their claims against Petronella McNorgan and Gerald McNorgan (the driver, and owner, respectively) and a number of insurance carriers. Statements of claim were filed with the Ontario Superior Courthouse in London this week. These are civil claims seeking compensation for the damages suffered by the family of Alexandra Stemp whose life was cut tragically short, as well as for the other surviving victims of this accident and their families who have experienced significant injuries and losses. The following chart identifies our firm’s clients and the individual lawyers representing them:

Lawyer Client(s)
Maia L. Bent Kylie Marie Hugo and Bryce David Hugo, by their Litigation Guardian, Laurie Marie Hugo, Laurie Marie Hugo and David Pierre Hugo
Matthew K. Dale Erica Leathorn, by her Litigation Guardian, Emma Leathorn, Emma Leathorn and Robert Adam Leathorn
Nancy M. McAuley Isabelle Belanger, Jody Belanger, Martin Belanger and Amelia Belanger
Kimberley K. Munro Scarlett Emley, by her Litigation Guardian,  Tiffany-Anne Stones and Tiffany-Anne Stones
Andrew C. Murray Kelli Norton and C.E.M. Norton, by their Litigation Guardian, Steven Norton
William A. G. Simpson Jacob Stemp, by his Litigation Guardian, Katherine Van Ginkel, Katherine Van Ginkel, James Robert Stemp, Margaret Van Ginkel and Jacob Van Ginkel

The extent of the impact of this incident on the lives of our clients is extensive. A child was killed.  Other children and adults have suffered serious physical and emotional injuries. They have experienced significant pain, injury and loss of mobility.  They have suffered, and continue to suffer, from trauma and anxiety.

As this matter is now before the courts, there will be no further statements from any of our lawyers or our clients.  We thank you for respecting their privacy at this time.

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