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Driver fined for fatal accident

SUDBURY, Ont. -- A fatal transport accident in Sudbury last August saw a Cambridge man fined $1,000.


SUDBURY, Ont. — A fatal transport accident in Sudbury last August saw a Cambridge man fined $1,000.

“I didn’t want anybody to die, that’s for sure,” Paul Schiedel, 53, who has driven truck for seven years, tells local media. “I’m very sorry that somebody did die.”

Schiedel plead guilty in an Ontario Court of Justice Wednesday to a charge of careless driving.

On Aug. 21, Schiedel was driving a westbound on Hwy. 17, five km west of the Hwy. 144 turnoff, at 11:30 a.m. His transport came up quickly upon another westbound vehicle when Schiedel veered into the passing lane to avoid a collision.

The transport ended up clipping the car’s bumper, sending it over a guardrail killing the passenger.

Schiedel had been charged with dangerous driving causing death, dangerous driving causing bodily harm and careless driving. The Crown withdrew these two more severe charges.


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