Death of a cyclist on Camillien-Houde: no charges will be laid

News 21 March, 2018
  • Michael Nguyen

    Wednesday, march 21, 2018 11:46

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    No charges will be laid against the motorist who fatally struck the young cyclist Clement Ouimet on the voie Camillien-Houde in October last, has just announced the Director of criminal and penal prosecutions.

    “After consideration of the report of the survey […], the DPCP finds not to be reasonably convinced of being able to establish the driver’s responsibility “, one can read in a press release sent to the media.

    Mr. Ouimet, age 18, died on the way to Mont-Royal on October 4. He was riding a bicycle on the trail when a Toyota Highlander was coming out of a curve and a turn in the U.

    “The cyclist struck the full force of the left rear door of the Toyota Highlander, his death will be found in the evening “, explains the DPCP.

    Reconstructionists have carefully analysed the scene and witnesses were interviewed by the police.

    According to the DPCP, the driver claimed to have looked in his mirrors before making his maneuver, and he claims to have never seen the cyclist.

    “This declaration is supported by a passenger who was in the vehicle,” according to the Crown, which says that this version is confirmed by the expert from the Montreal police.

    Speed is not a factor in this fatal accident.

    “In this case, the analysis of the investigation report as well as the applicable law does not allow to conclude that this manoeuvre [the driver] was a marked departure from a reasonable person in the same circumstances,” concludes the DPCP.

    More details to come….