Well I am outraged at the outcome of this case.
Driver guilty in accident that killed 2 cyclists
Last Updated Apr 14 2005 09:24 AM MDT
BANFF – A truck driver has been found guilty of careless driving after he hit and killed two American cyclists near Lake Louise almost two years ago.
Witnesses testified that Peter Kukucka gradually veered off the right-hand side of the road and hit a 55-year-old man and 53-year-old woman who were riding a tandem bike.
Kukucka said he was being crowded off the road by another vehicle on his left, but witnesses didn't remember seeing it. The driver also said he hadn't seen the cyclists and didn't know he'd hit them until informed by the RCMP.
"These were experienced cyclists, as all the evidence showed," Kathryn Stoltenberg-Allen, whose brother died in the accident, said. "They were right where they were supposed to be."
The judge said Kukucka, as a professional driver, needed to be aware of everything around him and found him guilty of careless driving. He was fined $2,000.
Here is the original thread on this sad topic.
Tandem cyclists killed near Banff