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Witness sought in Surrey crash that killed Amarpreet Sivia

Police want to speak to driver who passed by motorcycle moments before collision

CBC News Posted: Sep 19, 2013 6:26 AM PT Last Updated: Sep 19, 2013 6:35 PM PT

Surrey RCMP are looking for a driver who may have witnessed a fatal crash between a motorcycle and three teenage girls just before noon Wednesday on 128 Street near 68 Avenue.

Amarpreet Sivia, 16, was killed in the collision. The two other girls, whose names have not been released, were seriously injured, along with the rider on the motorcycle, when the bike struck the teens as they were crossing the street.

Investigators are specifically looking to speak with the driver of an unidentified vehicle that passed by the motorcyclist leading up to the collision, said Cpl. Bert Paquet.

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Surrey: Second-generation RCMP member Const. Adrian Oliver killed in crash with transport truck

UPDATE: Surrey officer killed in crash was second-generation Mountie

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.

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Charged with drunk driving, Toronto city councillor Ana Bailão calls the incident “regrettable”

Bailão was born in Vila Franca de Xira in Portugal. Bailão moved to Canada with her family at the age of 15. She attended West Toronto Collegiate and then the University of Toronto where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and European Studies.

Toronto councillor Ana Bailão charged with impaired driving
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.

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Saskatoon: Valerica Cretu facing extradition to Romania to begin serving time for 2002 hit-and-run that killed pedestrian

Deadly drunk driver faces jail in Romania
Minister still to decide on refugee’s case
By Lori Coolican, The StarPhoenix July 28, 2012

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.

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Brampton man charged in hit-and-run that killed Hungarian Roma boy

Brampton man charged in QEW hit-and-run that killed boy, 11
Published 23 minutes ago
Laura Kane
Staff Reporter

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 Dunn

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Toronto, Parkdale: 11-year-old Laszlo Balogh killed in hit-and-run

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.
Pawel Dwulit/Toronto Star

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.
Laura Kane
Staff Reporter

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.

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