Uber driver faces four charges after fatal collision in Toronto

Published: April 2, 2018

Updated: July 24, 2018

Author: Luke Jones

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An Uber driver has been charged by Toronto Police this week in connection with a road collision that resulted in fatalities on the Gardiner Expressway.

The collision on the westbound Gardiner, east of Royal York Road happened last Wednesday between two vehicles. A car collided with another on the shoulder lane. One passenger, Nicholas Cameron was killed in the incident, it has been confirmed. Both drivers and a passenger in the other vehicle had non-life-threatening injuries.

A 23-year old man from Ottawa was charged with:

  • Dangerous driving causing death.
  • Criminal negligence causing death.
  • Dangerous driving causing bodily harm.
  • Criminal negligence causing bodily harm.

Cheryl Hawkes, the victim’s mother, said her son was in an Uber car heading for the airport at the time and it is the Uber driver now facing the police charges. Hawkes said the ride-sharing giant had not reached out to the family to offer condolences.

Once prompted by CBC Toronto, Uber released the following statement: "Our hearts are with all those grieving for the loss of their loved one following this horrible tragedy. We will support the police investigation in every way possible."

The company is now investigating the matter and said the driver had been removed from the app.