CASE LAW - R v Nikirk
If Tenessa Nikirk could undo the moments in her life that caused this collision, I have no doubt that she would. The bad judgment (and driving) that she exhibited on December 20, 2017 in Saanich lead to a collision with 11 year old Leila Bui in a crosswalk leaving the girl with life shattering injuries that she will never recover from. Nikirk has been convicted of dangerous driving causing bodily injury.
Speeding, tailgating, texting and ultimately striking a child in a crosswalk led to the conviction. Judge D. M. McKimm examined the circumstances and concluded that Nikirk was driving dangerously.
On December 21, 2020 Ms. Nikirk was sentenced to serve 2 years in jail by Judge D.M. McKimm. She was also prohibited from driving anywhere in Canada for a three year period following her release.
On January 26, 2021 Ms. Nikirk was released on bail pending appeal of her conviction after serving approximately 2 weeks of her sentence.