The non conformer's Canadian Weblog

April 21, 2011

Saskatoon Bus driver faces traffic charges in boy’s death – but not in Quebec

 

A bus driver has been charged with two traffic violations in relation to a fatal collision in Saskatoon where a 10-year-old boy died, police say.The boy, Erik Herlen, was attempting to cross the street around 8:30 a.m. CST Nov. 2, 2010, when he was hit by a yellow bus that was transporting workers.According to police, the bus was going south on Valens Drive and had turned onto 33rd Street West.Police announced Thursday that the driver, a 59-year-old man, was charged with driving without due care and attention and failing to yield to a pedestrian. They said no criminal charges were being laid.  http://ca.news.yahoo.com/bus-driver-faces-traffic-charges-boys-death-223104594.html 

 

But too bad this does not happen in Montreal, Quebec where the bus drivers are rarely charged with wrong doings.. I myself have seen bus drivers deliberately try to run me of the road often in Montreal when I use my bike for exercising purposes.
  

Teen skateboarder killed by city bus on way to schoolToronto Sun – ‎Apr 19, 2011 ‎A Montreal high school is reeling after a student was struck and killed by a city bus while skateboarding to class on Tuesday morning. The teen boy had just exited the bus near Jeanne-Mance high school when he was struck …

Questions after death on bike path  Montreal Gazette – ‎Apr 20, 2011‎ A 17-year-old high school student was killed by a turning city bus Tuesday morning as he skateboarded along a Plateau Mont Royal bike path. Both the teen and the bus driver had a green light. As Montreal promotes and embraces ecologically-friendly forms of transportation, questions are being raised about how we share our roads and the safety of the city’s network of bicycle paths.

    
The often bad Quebec Government tends to be too soft on crime punishment and tends not to prosecute the bad civil and public servants
 
 
 
   

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