Thursday, April 30, 2009
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Something from Sam in Sydney
Cabbie charged with assaulting cyclist who had leg amputated
Last Updated: Friday, November 21, 2008
A taxi driver is facing a number of charges, including aggravated assault, in connection with an incident in which a cyclist was badly injured.
The 36-year-old cyclist, who has not been named, was crushed between the taxicab and a hydro pole.
His injuries were so severe that he had to have a leg amputated.
The incident happened at around 2:30 a.m. at the corner of Dovercourt Road and Argyle Street on Nov. 14.
Witnesses told police they heard shouting, followed by the sound of a crash. Then they saw a Beck's taxi leaving the scene and a cyclist lying at the side of the road in obvious pain.
A few hours later a taxi driver contacted police and said he had been assaulted just before the crash.
After investigating for a week, police have now charged taxi driver Sultan Ahmed of Maple, Ont., with criminal negligence causing bodily harm, dangerous operation of a vehicle, failure to stop at the scene of an accident, obstructing a police officer, aggravated assault and assault with weapon.
Ahmed was scheduled to make a court appearance on Friday afternoon.