TTC driver charged in fatal crash
CBC News Posted: Oct 12, 2011 3:56 PM ET Last Updated: Oct 12, 2011 3:53 PM ET
Toronto police have charged the bus driver with criminal negligence causing death. (CBC)
Toronto police are laying charges against the TTC bus driver who was involved in an accident in which a passenger died.
On Wednesday police charged William Ainsworth of Toronto withcriminal negligence causing death and possession of cannabis.Jadranka Petrova was riding near the back of a bus on the afternoon of August 30, when it collided with a flatbed truck on Lawrence Avenue East, at Railside Drive, near the Don Valley Parkway.
The 43-year-old mother was pronounced dead at the scene.
Thirteen other passengers suffered minor injuries in the accident.
Police also revealed at the time that they had found a quantity of marijuana in the 51-year-old bus drivers’ belongings.
The TTC has suspended Ainsworth.
Petrova’s family is launching a lawsuit against the TTC, as well as the two drivers involved in the crash.
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