Too soft on the driver

On Saturday, April 19, looking out my living room window I saw a man flying through the air after being hit by a car at London and 20th Street.

I called 911 and ran outside to help. I spoke to New West police later that night and was told that an ‘’undue care and attention’’ citation was issued to the driver.

The pedestrian was in the crosswalk with his dog and the driver had cut the corner and hit him.

This brings to mind the young woman who was killed in Uptown New West, and the same citation was issued. My issue is that if a driver is caught racing on the street, or a driver is deemed impaired at a roadside check, the costs can be huge.

From financial to losing your car for weeks, to losing your job.

Yet there may be no injuries to anyone or anything, which would make a person think that cash is what is wanted by the powers that be.

This young man that was hit by my house will incur physical and financial pain, as well as bad memories. I would think the driver of this incident could have easily killed this man, and should have to shoulder more than just a ticket.

Geoff Porteous

New Westminster

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