Driver charged after wheelchair user fatally struck
A Thunder Bay Police Service vehicle is seen in this undated photo. (File Photo)
THUNDER BAY, ONT. -- A woman from Thunder Bay, Ont., has been charged several weeks after she allegedly struck and killed a wheelchair user with her minivan.
Police say the incident happened on Oct. 17, when the woman using the wheelchair was crossing the road with a man.
They say the woman fell out of her wheelchair while she was in a turning lane.
As the man travelling with her was about to help her up, police say she was struck and killed by a minivan.
They say the driver, a 28-year-old woman, stayed at the scene.
She was arrested this morning and is now charged with dangerous operation of a vehicle causing death and two counts of breaching probation.
This report by the Canadian Press was first published Dec. 3, 2019.