By Craig Campbell, Dundas Star News
A pre-trial hearing will deal with issues in a Careless Driving case involving the death of a Dundas senior on Governor’s Road three months ago
Kathleen Macleod, 87, was apparently struck by a vehicle while crossing Governor’s Road near Overfield Street – between Governor’s Green apartments and St. Joseph’s Villa on the morning of Dec. 2.
A man was charged two weeks later under the Highway Traffic Act. Last week was the second time the matter came up in Hamilton’s Provincial Offences Court.
“Since this matter involves a fatality, we need to schedule a pre-trial hearing,” a prosecutor said at the John Sopinka Courthouse last Wednesday.
He said a permanent Crown Attorney would also be assigned to handle the case.
Steve Kim of Ross and McBride represents the accused in this case, but a law student from the firm handled the brief appearance last week. The accused was not in court.
The matter was adjourned until April, at which time a date for the pre-trial hearing will be set.
A Careless Driving conviction carries a set fine of $400, and can go as high as $2,000 and six months in prison, as well as a licence suspension up to two years.
None of the allegations have been proven in court. Charged with Careless Driving is 44-year-old Paulo Mateus.