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Toronto bike courier killed during altercation with politician
2.09.09 by Buffalo Bill

From the Toronto Globe and Mail:

A rising political star once touted as a future premier, former Ontario attorney-general Michael Bryant now faces a pair of serious criminal charges after a Monday night collision in which a bike courier was killed. Cyclist Darcy Allan Sheppard, 33, a father of four and aspiring comedian, died in hospital after what started as a minor run-in between him and a Saab convertible along Bloor Street West in Yorkville.

Mr. Sheppard was fatally injured after he fell from a car allegedly driven by Mr. Bryant, 43. Mr. Sheppard had grabbed on to the outside of the open-top convertible during an argument. Now Mr. Sheppard’s family and friends are coping with his death, while Mr. Bryant is charged with criminal negligence causing death and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death.

This case echoes that of Thomas Mcbride, run over and killed by a guy in a SUV (known as 4 X 4s here in the UK), after an argument. The driver, Carnell, was convicted of murder. Careful readers of Moving Target will also remember that the man who deliberately ran over Edinburgh courier Greg Walker, seriously injuring him, was jailed a couple of years ago.

Pictures of Darcy Allen Sheppard’s memorial here. Facebook group here.

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  1. Condolences to friends and family of Darcy.
    RIP


    — overdrive    2 September 2009, 16:00    #
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