Have you been involved in a single or multiple vehicle accident on the Red Hill Valley Parkway (RHVP) since its opening in November 2007?
Grosso Hooper Law have commenced a class action against The City of Hamilton contending that design and construction of the RHVP was done negligently and without using acceptable construction standards.
A 2013 study by Tradewind Scientific, ordered by the City of Hamilton, outlined the dangerous conditions of the RHVP. The results had been buried in the city’s Public Works department for 6 years. The 18 page study was conducted for the purpose of measuring the friction of the Lincoln Alexander Parkway and the Red Hill Valley Parkway while the roads are wet. The results showed that the RHVP had an overall lower friction than the Lincoln Alexander Parkway, with some spots of the RHVP exhibiting “quite low friction values” and in some cases “well below” acceptable friction values.
The author of the report recommended “remedial actions” and a closer investigation of the composition of the asphalt itself. Some spots were found to have “quite low friction values” according to the report.
In 2017, two fatal crashes occurred on the Red Hill Valley Parkway in less than a month from each other. A total of 668 crashes occurred on the RHVP between 2012 and 2015.
Grosso Hooper Law has commenced the class action claim against The City of Hamilton and alleges that the defendant was negligent by, among other things:
- Failing to ensure proper design and construction of the RHVP using acceptable road construction standards
- Failing to take the required actions to make the Red Hill Valley Parkway meet Canadian standards of public road safety
- Failing to take immediate action to ensure the safety of all drivers and passengers on the RHVP
- Failing to take immediate action to confirm the results of the study
- Failing to publicly disclose the results of the study