TORONTO – The woman who was filed with a charge of impaired driving causing death in a fatal head-on crash over the weekend at westbound Highway 407 near Oakville had appeared in court on the morning of Tuesday.
According to the police, the victim, 47-year-old Carol Grimmond, was travelling with her brother, the driver, on Highway 407 near Highway 403 west of Toronto when her vehicle collided head-on with another vehicle that was travelling the wrong way shortly after 9 in the evening. The crash took away her life.
The suspect, 55-year-old Mary Sampson of Oakville Ontario, was arrested at the scene and was filed with several charges such as impaired driving causing death, over 80mgs causing death, criminal negligence causing death, and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death.
On Tuesday morning, Sampson appeared in a court at Milton in her green, prison-issued jumpsuit.
The brother, who was driving the vehicle, of the victim sustained minor injuries and subsequently brought to the hospital.
The tragic accident mirrored to the one that happened last August where a man was killed after an accused drunk driver was travelling a 400 series highway on the wrong way.
According to Andrew Murie of Mothers Against Drunk Driving said that this may be an indication that the current signage’s may not be sufficient in avoiding wrong way accidents. He suggested that all kinds of signs should be placed in other jurisdictions that would warn that you are on the wrong way. He added that although it may cost a few dollars, it will be worth it if it saves one’s life.
Sampson will have another court appearance on Wednesday.
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