Wednesday 20 January 2010

Canadian Justice

An Edmonton man has pleaded guilty to leaving the scene after hitting a cyclist but won’t face a charge for criminal negligence causing death, his lawyer says.

Meads had been originally charged with criminal negligence causing death, dangerous driving causing death, and attempting to obstruct justice along with the hit-and-run charge.

Defence lawyer Sid Tarrabain said Meads will now only face charges of hit-and- run and obstructing a police officer after pleading guilty to both.

The 2007 collision sent Korol’s body flying 20 metres into a ditch after he was struck, ripping the handlebars from his bicycle and leaving bike parts, a ballcap and a shoe on the road. Police said the bike was dragged some 200 metres before the driver stopped and dislodged it from the truck, ditching it and driving away.