Suspect arrested, accused in fatal hit-and-run involving teen motorcyclist

Suspect arrested, accused in fatal hit-and-run involving teen motorcyclist

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A 62-year-old Surrey resident has been arrested in relation to a fatal hit-and-run that killed a teenage motorcyclist on Tuesday evening.

Kevin Dhillon, a 16-year-old boy, was killed in the hit-and-run accident.

It happened around 11 p.m. at 96 Avenue and 123 A Street. Several witnesses told police they saw a silver Honda Accord with a demonstration plate D5 9840 travelling eastbound on 96 Avenue in the fast lane, signalling to turn left to go north on 123A Street. At that time, the motorcycle, travelling westbound on 96 Avenue through the intersection, collided with the Honda when the driver turned left in front of the motorcycle.

Police say the driver of the car kept travelling north on 123A Street for one block before abandoning the car and fleeing on foot.

The suspect, who has not been named, was arrested late Wednesday afternoon at his home on charges of criminal negligence causing…

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One man killed in motorcycle crash south of Calgary

One man killed in motorcycle crash south of Calgary

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CALGARY – One man was killed and another was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash southeast of the city on Wednesday evening.

It happened near Vulcan on Highway 534 between Township Road 255 and Township Road 256.

RCMP say both men were travelling eastbound on separate motorcycles around 8 p.m. when they collided and slid off the highway.

The crash killed one of the men, while the other was air lifted to the Foothills Hospital in Calgary by STARS Air Ambulance.

RCMP say both victims, a 40-year-old man and a 53-year-old man, were wearing helmets.

BELOW: A map showing where the motorcycle collision occurred

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One dead after crash north of Maple Creek, Sask.

One dead after crash north of Maple Creek, Sask.

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REGINA – A 47-year-old man has been killed in motorcycle crash near Maple Creek.

RCMP say the driver of the motorcycle was heading west on Highway 1 when he hit the rear of a transport truck which was crossing the junction for Highway 1 and 21.

The motorcycle driver was pronounced dead at the scene and the driver of the transport truck did not require any medical attention.

Drivers can expect delays in this area as RCMP traffic analyst is en route to the scene.

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Jury convicts Quebec woman who stopped for ducks

Jury convicts Quebec woman who stopped for ducks

This is an absolute miscarriage of justice. The collision occurred because the biker was travelling too fast (113-1329km/h in a 90km/h zone) and was not paying attention to the fact that there was a car stopped in his lane with the hazard lights flashing. People are angry because she stopped for ducklings. What if it wasn’t ducks she stopped for, would that make a difference? Consider the following: What if she were to have stopped to help a biker who had crashed and was laying on the highway? She stops her car between the injured biker and the rest of the traffic with her hazard lights on. Several seconds later (likely closer to a minute) another biker, who was speeding and not paying attention to the road in front of him rear ends her car. Who is at fault then? The issue isn’t the ducks. It is the fact that the biker was speeding and not paying attention to the road ahead.

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Raw video: Reaction to conviction of driver in fatal duck accident

MONTREAL – A woman who stopped to help a group of ducklings on the side of the road has been found guilty of causing the deaths of a motorcyclist and his passenger daughter who slammed into her parked car.

Emma Czornobaj was convicted Friday by a jury on two counts of criminal negligence causing death and two counts of dangerous driving causing death.

Czornobaj, 25, was charged in the deaths of Andre Roy, 50, and his daughter Jessie, 16, on a Montreal-area highway.

READ MORE: Jury reaches impasse in Quebec stopping-for-ducks dangerous driving trial

Czornobaj appeared to turn and wipe away a tear when she heard the verdict delivered.

Quebec Superior Court Justice Eliane Perreault polled the jury, which entered its fourth day of deliberations on Friday, on their verdict and they reported they were unanimous.

Czornobaj will return…

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Elderly woman dies following collision near Vegreville

Elderly woman dies following collision near Vegreville

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EDMONTON – A 78-year-old Alberta woman has died following a collision near Vegreville last week.

RCMP were called to a collision on Highway 631, north of Vegreville, around 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, June 11.

Officers say a Chevrolet Malibu was heading east on the highway when it struck the back end of a farm tractor, which was hauling a sprayer at the time. RCMP say the tractor was also heading east on the highway.

The 75-year-old woman driving the car was taken to hospital in Vegreville and released.

The 78-year-old passenger was taken to hospital in Vegreville and later transported by STARS Air Ambulance to an Edmonton hospital where she died of her injuries.

Police say both women were from the Two Hills area.

The victim’s name has not been released.

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Driver in Sylvan Lake crash had four times legal blood-alcohol limit: RCMP

Driver in Sylvan Lake crash had four times legal blood-alcohol limit: RCMP

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SYLVAN LAKE – The driver involved in a crash near Sylvan Lake on Thursday had a blood-alcohol level four times the legal limit, according to RCMP.

Officers were dispatched to a three vehicle crash just north of the central Alberta town around midnight.

Police say a Porsche travelling at high rate of speed on northbound Highway 20 rear-ended a northbound Volkswagen near the Aspelund Road intersection.

The collision caused the Volkswagen to spin out of control and crash into a southbound tractor trailer unit that was carrying oilfield service equipment.

No one was seriously injured, but both the Porsche and Volkswagen were heavily damaged.

The driver of the Porsche, a 39-year-old Sylvan Lake man, was arrested at the scene for impaired driving.

RCMP say his blood sample showed he was four times the .08 driving limit.

Robert D.J. Ritchie has been charged with impaired driving, driving a motor vehicle while…

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