Toronto driver arrested for death of Indian International student
by The Canadian Parvasi
A 60-year-old driver was arrested on Thursday in relation to the demise of an Indian foreign student, who died in an accident with a pick-up truck while on his bicycle on November 26 this year.
The driver was charged with careless driving and violating traffic signs and is set to appear in court in February 2023.
Originally hailing from Karnal, Haryana, the student, identified as Kartik Saini, had come to Canada in August last year. Sheridan College has since confirmed that Saini was a student there.
While crossing the road on his bicycle in midtown Toronto, a pickup truck reportedly hit the victim and dragged him. Consequently, Emergency services arrived on the spot in an effort to revive him but failed to do so. The 20-year-old was pronounced dead on the spot.
– Pedestrian struck by a vehicle
– Unknown injuries
– Police are on scene
– Driver has remained on scene
– Expect traffic delays in the area @TTCnotices@TorontoMedics are on scene#GO2301657
— Toronto Police Operations (@TPSOperations) November 25, 2022
It is pertinent to note that right turns at that intersection are prohibited from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays, during which the collision occurred.
Kartik’s family has since expressed that they wish his body will be sent back to India for his last rites soon.
A memorial had also since been placed in Kartik’s honour at the site of the accident.
Our community grieves. We will gather to remember Kartik Saini, a 20 year old student from India. @RespectTO has organized a memorial ride, ending with the placement of a ghost bike at the crash site. Wednesday, Nov. 30, 6:00-8:00pm. All are welcome. https://t.co/Bq8YiMRdrC https://t.co/acwFLJEcjc pic.twitter.com/QfabPNM4zl
— Yonge4All (@Yonge4All) November 25, 2022