Seizure acquitted in deadly crash

Seizure acquitted in deadly crash
Seizure acquitted in deadly crash

A driver who had an epileptic seizure behind the wheel has been acquitted of killing two siblings in a crash.

James Farkas, 44, was charged last year with two counts of criminal negligence causing death after the truck he was driving veered off the road and hit a sedan.

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Ritvik Bale, 21, and his sister Rashmi Bale, 24, were in the car and died from their injuries.

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Court heard that Farkas was diagnosed with epilepsy in 2007 and the Crown argued that he was unfit to drive on the day of the crash.

A judge ruled that Farkas took reasonable steps to mitigate the risk and was seizure-free for more than two years.

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Farkas’ lawyer Curtis Mennie says his client has pledged to never drive again.


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