This tractor-trailer veered off into the ditch as the result of a serious Highway 101 collision near Falmouth around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 9.
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A Montreal truck driver charged in connection with a fatal crash that claimed the life of a young boy near Falmouth this summer is due to return to court in Windsor early next year.
Nova Scotia Legal Aid lawyer Karen Armour represented Mohammad Younus in Windsor provincial court Nov. 26. Younus is answering to charges of dangerous driving causing death and dangerous driving causing bodily harm.
Armour told Judge Claudine MacDonald she is still “in discussions” with Crown attorney Bill Fergusson regarding the case, and the judge agreed to postpone the election and plea date.
It is alleged that the transport truck Younus was driving on July 9, 2013 struck a minivan that had stopped in a construction zone along Highway 101, near the ramps for Falmouth, around 11:30 a.m. The result was a four-vehicle collision that claimed the life of a six-year-old Bedford boy travelling in the minivan with a 38-year-old woman, three-year-old girl and an eight-year-old girl.
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The boy, whose name was not released, and an eight-year-old girl were airlifted to the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, where the boy died the following morning.
The woman driving the minivan, her three-year-old passenger and 59-year-old Younus were treated for non-life threatening injuries. A couple towing a small car with their motorhome were also involved in the crash, but were uninjured.
Younus is due to appear in Windsor provincial court for election and plea Jan. 21, 2014.