Inquest into Elliot Lake man’s death – 27 recommendations
Giving doctors the power to file driver’s licence review requests is just one of 27 recommendations made by a coroner’s jury at an inquest looking into the death of an Elliot Lake man.
The inquest into the death of Walter George Blight, 72, who died on July 16th, 2015, as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle collision in Killarney, was held in Sudbury court this week.
The five-member jury heard that he likely shouldn’t have been driving due to various medical conditions and that there is no law in place to immediately seize a licence if there are medical concerns about a driver.
After hearing from several witnesses, including a traffic expert, a geriatrician and a Ministry of Transport policy officer, the jury made 27 recommendations in all.