The Hamilton Spectator
(Aug 26, 2008)
Hamilton police have charged a utility company driver involved in Hamilton's 12th traffic fatality of the year.
Aleksandar Dzikic, 56, of Dundas has been charged with the Highway Traffic Act offence of careless driving after a collision at the corner of Ogilvie Street and Governor's Road in Dundas that claimed the life of Marjorie Rivers, 89, on Aug. 14.
Rivers was walking home after shopping when she tried to cross Governor's Road on a green light at the intersection.
Police say a Union Gas utility pickup that was stopped at the red light made a left turn on the green and struck Rivers as she began to cross.
Dzikic will appear in a Hamilton court Sept. 24.
Under the Highway Traffic Act, a conviction for careless driving carries a fine of $200 to $1,000, a jail term of up to six months, or both, as well as a licence suspension of up to two years.
Police ask any witnesses to call Detective Constable Bob Blankstein of the collision reconstruction unit at 905-546-4755.