By Staff Writer – Surrey North Delta Leader Published: November 13, 2012 8:00 AM Updated: November 13, 2012 3:22 PM The Mountie killed early Tuesday morning in a crash with a transport truck had been a police officer in Surrey for three-and-a-half years and was a second-generation RCMP member. Const. Adrian Oliver, 28, was on duty when his unmarked police vehicle and a semi-trailer collided in the intersection of 64 Avenue and 148 Street in Newton.read more
Toronto councillor Ana Bailão charged with impaired driving
KELLY GRANT – CITY HALL BUREAU CHIEF
The Globe and Mail
Published Tuesday, Oct. 16 2012, 12:53 PM EDT
Last updated Tuesday, Oct. 16 2012, 2:55 PM EDT
A Toronto city councillor charged with drunk driving is calling the incident “regrettable.”
In a brief written statement, Ana Bailão, 36, said she would not be speaking publicly about the incident, which happened several hours after she left the Mayor’s Ball for the Arts Monday night.
The gala fundraiser for the Toronto Arts Ball wrapped around 10 p.m., according to several councillors who saw Ms. Bailão at the event.read more
Saskatoon: Valerica Cretu facing extradition to Romania to begin serving time for 2002 hit-and-run that killed pedestrian
A Romanian refugee who moved to Saskatoon after he was convicted of negligent homicide – the equivalent of manslaughter in Canada – for a drunken hit-and-run that killed a pedestrian in his home country nearly a decade ago is now in custody and facing removal from Canada to begin serving time for his crime.
In a recent written decision, the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal denied Valerica Cretu’s application for interim release from custody while he makes a final attempt to avoid extradition to Romania, where he faces three years behind bars.
Cretu had been drinking when he struck and killed a pedestrian in Romania on Oct. 6, 2002, then fled the scene. He was later apprehended, admitted wrongdoing and received a two-year non-custodial sentence.read more
Brampton man charged in QEW hit-and-run that killed boy, 11
Published 23 minutes ago
A Brampton man has been charged in connection to a hit-and-run crash that killed an 11-year-old boy on the Queen Elizabeth Expressway last week.
The 27-year-old man turned himself in to police on Monday, several days after a tractor-trailer involved in the collision was located at a Brampton repair shop.
The tractor trailer struck a minivan from behind on the QEW, near Beamsville, Ont., in the early hours of July 17, plunging it into a steel barrier alongside the highway and causing it to roll over into a ditch.
An 11-year-old boy was pronounced dead at the scene, and all eight other passengers of the minivan were transported to hospital. Seven have been released, but a 23-year-old father of two remains in hospital in a coma.
The driver, whose identify is covered by a publication ban, is facing one charge of failing to stop at the scene of an accident causing death, and eight additional charges of failing to stop at the scene of an accident causing bodily harm.
He was released on bail following a court appearance Tuesday. He is scheduled to return to court Aug. 24.
With files from Katherine Dunnread more
Fatal hit-and-run: Grieving family faces conundrum over son’s burial
Published on Sunday July 22, 2012
Pawel Dwulit/Toronto Star
The body of Laszlo Balogh, 11, lies in the Hamilton General Hospital morgue, until his family can raise enough money to fly him back to Hungary to be buried. He died in a hit-and-run collision near Beamsville, Ont. last Tuesday.
A mother’s sobs echoed through a Parkdale church Sunday, as a community gathered to mourn 11-year-old Laszlo Balogh, killed last week in a horrific hit and run crash on Queen Elizabeth Way.
Her grief is only worsened by not being able to lay her son to rest.
The Hungarian Roma family is struggling with the decision of where to bury Laszlo, as they await results of their asylum claim.
“They don’t want to be sent back to Hungary and have the body of their son buried here,” said Gina Csanyi-Robah, director of the Roma Community Centre and organizer of the memorial.
The family has been living in Toronto for a year and a half. Their first asylum hearing was delayed, and relatives have already been rejected. The process could take up to three years, said Csanyi-Robah.
In the meantime, Laszlo’s body remains in the Hamilton General Hospital morgue, until the family can raise enough money to fly him back to Hungary to be buried.read more
Driver hunted after senior killed in Brampton hit-run
By Alex Consiglio ,Toronto Sun
First posted: Monday, July 16, 2012 01:44 PM EDT | Updated: Monday, July 16, 2012 03:01 PM EDT
Malbinder Singh outside the Nanaksaar Sikh Temple where Joginder Singh, 80, was headed Monday morning when he was struck and killed in a hit and run. (Alex Consiglio/Toronto Sun)
BRAMPTON – Karanvir Dhaliwal awoke Monday morning and thought he was having a nightmare.
His mother sat next to him on his bed and informed him his grandfather, one of his best friends, had been hit by a vehicle and killed just hours earlier.
“I was in shock, I just couldn’t believe it,” Dhaliwal, 19, said in front of his Brampton home on Timberlane Dr., where his grandfather Joginder Singh, 80, also lived.read more