Ron was driving to work that foggy morning of Nov 26 2020 when in the ultimate example of wrong place and wrong time he got caught up in a parental abduction and police chase.
Ron got caught up in a roadblock and drove over a spike strip that had been thrown out in an attempt to stop the truck barreling down the road right behind him.
The truck was driven by a father who had just abducted his 18 month old son and was attempting to evade the police.
He slammed into the back of Rons truck.
This sent Rons truck sailing across the road in the opposite direction while the fathers truck collided with the police cars that had been parked along both sides of the road . Ron got out of his truck to see had hit him just as the father and police exchanged gunfire which ultimately led to the death of the abducted child.
It has been 3 weeks since this happened and Ron has been questioned by several different police forces and had numerous visits to doctors and therapists. Ron has been off work since the accident and according to his doctors will be for several months while he heals both the mental and physical damage that he has suffered.
His truck was his and his families only means of daily transportation for work and errands is more than likely a write off. The truck also contained a lot of his tools which he used on a daily basis.
Ron is currently unable to work. He has no vehicle as it was siezed by police as it was part of a crime scene. He was a self employed contractor so no truck mean no work and no income being brought in. As the truck is in police custody his insurance company has been unable to pay out any claims as they have been unable to see the vehicle. Up until this week he has had to borrow family members vehicles or ask for help to either get groceries or attend medical appointments for the mental and physical damage he has suffered. He has gotten the run around from the system as a whole. They all offer help but only on a hurry up and wait time-line. Can you afford to wait weeks or months for your insurance to possibly pay out?.
How would you deal with your life changing in the blink of an eye.
He needs help now not in a couple weeks or months. He needs help as rent and other bills won't wait like he is supposed to do. Doctors and therapists and other medical professionals aren't always covered by OHIP . Insurance has its limits. Well what happens if you need more care? Sorry you're not healthy but we're not just going to keep paying. How are you supposed to support your family when you have your livelihood taken away and are injured by no fault of your own? Any amount of help would be greatly appreciated.
Just in the wrong place at the wrong time and being punished for it. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/kawartha-siu-opp-baby-man-dead-1.5827000
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