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The Province: 15 Passenger Vans Causing Turmoil in Canada, Wigington Interview

Jun 06, 2019

After three accidents in Canada involving 15-passenger vans caused multiple deaths, officials noted the safety warnings issued in America about the controversial vehicles, according to The Province.

Two universities in Canada followed America’s lead and recommended the vans not be used for transporting their passengers. The Workers Compensation Board issued two warning to the same effect, and a third was issued by the British Columbia Coroner’s Service, however only one of those recommendations was followed, relating to insurance coverage.

The Province called on Jeff Wigington, an attorney with Wigington Rumley Dunn & Blair LLP, due to his knowledge on the safety issues of the 15-passenger vans. The reporter explained that Wigington Rumley Dunn & Blair LLP partner Jeff Wigington had represented families of victims of over 20 15-passenger van cases across the United States.

“They’re really terrible vehicles—they’re ridiculously unsafe,” said Wigington. “The people of Canada deserve to know.”