Life is so terribly cheap when it comes to careless driving.
On the day after what would have been Nick Cameron’s 29th birthday, the Uber driver guilty of the careless driving that led to his passenger’s death has been fined $1,000, banned from driving for a year and ordered to perform 50 hours of community service.
Abdihared Bishar-Mussa had only been working for Uber for two days when he stopped on the Gardiner Expressway to retrieve his fallen cellphone and was hit from behind.
“No sentence can restore a life,” said Ontario Court Justice Paul Robertson. “But a sentence can strive to ensure that you, at least in part, pay back to society the harm caused by your actions and you are never again able to place someone in harm’s way until you are ready to take on the privilege of driving.”