A 62-year-old man was charged with an improper right turn, and faces a $500 fine.
That improper turn killed Gary Sim, 70, of Mount Dennis, who was riding his bike on Jane Street. Sim died in hospital on July 2.
Is there a pro-car bias baked into the legal system? Heather Sim, the victim’s daughter, says so.
“If I was walking down the street swinging a lead pipe and hit someone, I’d be (facing an) assault charge … You just not paying attention and hitting people (with your car) doesn’t mean it’s anything more than a Highway Traffic Act charge,” she said.
Even the police think this is wrong. The Star says we could have a vulnerable road-user law, which would increase penalties for motorists who kill pedestrians or cyclists.
The province has been looking into this possibility for more than a year.