CASE LAW - R v Reid

BC Courts Coat of ArmsIn the case of R v Reid, Judge Lemiski examines an incident in which Reid was the driver of a motor vehicle that fatally injured a young boy in a parking lot. Reid parked her vehicle, failed to place the gear selector in park, and then mistook the gas for the brake, pinning the boy between her vehicle and a building. She was charged with Driving Without Due Care and Attention under section 144(1)(a) of the British Columbia Motor Vehicle Act.

Judge Lemiski convicted Reid and the case serves as an example of the circumstances that make up this offence. He refers to the case of R v Tubbs in his judgement and that case is linked below.

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