Truck driver sentenced to 3 years in death of grandmother killed in 2013 TTC bus crash

The truck driver charged in the death of a 52-year-old grandmother killed after his vehicle collided with a TTC bus in 2013 has been sentenced to three years in prison.Forty-three-year-old Vincente Arbis was found guilty by a jury in December 2016 of criminal negligence causing death in the killing of Manoranjana Kanagasabapathy.Story continues below[1]On August 13, 2013, Kanagasabapathy was stepping into a westbound TTC bus, at the corner of Steeles Avenue East and Middlefield Road in Scarborough, when she was struck and killed by the delivery truck driven by Arbis.

About a dozen others were also injured including the bus driver.READ MORE: Man charged in fatal TTC bus crash released on bail[2]At the sentencing hearing for Arbis Monday, Assistant Crown lawyer Michael Savage told Justice Kelly Wright that Arbis “crossed the centre line intentionally and attempted to make a cell phone call while doing so causing an egregious accident.”Kanagasabapathy’s brother, Kandiah Kanagarajah, read three victim impact statements on behalf of his family and said his sister was the centre of their lives.“Who would have thought some reckless driver could take away her life,” he said wiping away tears, adding she also took care of her elderly mother and cared for her husband.VIDEO: Raw video from scene of crash (Aug.

13, 2013)

References

  1. ^ Story continues below (globalnews.ca)
  2. ^ Man charged in fatal TTC bus crash released on bail (globalnews.ca)

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