Ontario Criminal


Motor Vehicles

Dangerous driving
Accused was repeatedly informed of dangerousness of driving

Accused drove vehicle with three passengers and got into race with another vehicle. Accused’s vehicle spun out of control and crashed. S, who was front seat passenger in accused’s car, was ejected from car and suffered serious injuries. Just prior to accident S asked accused twice to slow down but accused refused to comply. Accused was charged with three counts of dangerous driving causing bodily harm. Accused was convicted of dangerous driving related to S but was acquitted regarding other two passengers. Accused appealed conviction. Appeal dismissed. There was sufficient evidence to prove that accused’s driving was cause of S’ injuries. Even though other driver was acquitted of dangerous driving verdicts were not inconsistent. Case against accused was stronger because only accused was being repeatedly informed of dangerousness of driving.

R. v. Siddiqui (May. 13, 2016, Ont. C.A., Gloria Epstein J.A., S.E. Pepall J.A., and K.M. van Rensburg J.A., CA C60692) 130 W.C.B. (2d) 364.

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