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Passenger in January 18 collision succumbs to injuries

Monday, February 04, 2013   by: SooToday.com Staff

CITY POLICE NEWS RELEASE

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On January 18, 2012, at approximately 1:47 p.m., the Sault Ste Marie Police Service attended a motor vehicle collision at the intersection of Great Northern Road and McNabb Street. 

A passenger in one of the involved vehicles, James Hoar age 60 of 39 VanDaele St., was injured in the collision and was transported to hospital by EMS. 

On January 31 the Sault Ste Marie Police Service received notification from the Coroner in Sudbury, where he was being treated, that Mr. Hoar died from complications of injuries sustained as a result of the collision. 

The investigation into the collision revealed that Mr. Hoar was the passenger in a vehicle proceeding southbound on Great Northern Road approaching McNabb St. 

The vehicle Mr. Hoar was a passenger in was unable to stop and as a result rear ended a vehicle stopped at the intersection. 

Weather and road conditions were both factors in this collision and as result no charges will be laid.

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To read today's full City Police beat report, click here.

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Just Curious 2/4/2013 3:02:11 PM Report

Some body's dead,nobody's charged??? Somebody somewhere is at fault.. The weather is part of life,plan for it and drive accordingly.
habber 2/4/2013 3:10:20 PM Report

i thought if you rear end someone you are probably at fault. failure to allow proper stopping distance
muf 2/4/2013 3:58:33 PM Report

RIP , Mr Hoar.

As for the lynch mob. Give it a rest will ya.
robbdmc 2/4/2013 3:59:48 PM Report

by the sounds of the police report the gentleman who passed away was at fault. The part I don't get was one minute they say he's the passenger. The next sentence he couldn't stop the car. I never saw a passenger stop a car someone else was driving.
Bad Dawg 2/4/2013 4:11:25 PM Report

how is he at fault if he is a passenger?? read the story people, not hard to figure out that the car he was A PASSENGER in couldn't stop in time. and yes as far as I'm concerned the driver of the car he was in should be charged..... drive according to weather, not blame the weather when your at fault
dvb 2/4/2013 4:29:27 PM Report

I agree with muf... Give it a rest people. Someone lost their life here, quit trying to point the finger of blame and be respectfull to this persons family and friends. RIP Mr. Hoar... My condolences to your family.
Saultguy41 2/4/2013 5:11:29 PM Report

Did anyone care too check what kind of car it was? Manual or automatic? Anyone with half a brain that has driven a standard knows that when gearing down in slippery road conditions can run the risk of locking up the wheels thus stalling the engine. Then where is your power steering then. The ultimate tragedy here is that someone died but the cannibals here want that pound of flesh.
CandB 2/4/2013 5:24:31 PM Report

No charges will be laid regarding his death. The story does not say that driving charges were previously laid. That would have happened at the scene. Why aren't people thinking before typing?
Beej 2/4/2013 5:25:00 PM Report

Someone needs to pay more attention to the proof reading of these articles before they are posted.
The second last sentence makes no sense.
dzdriver87 2/4/2013 8:12:22 PM Report

That's what happens when u got the best of the best operating our graters, sanders/salters
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