$50K Bail Granted to Truck Driver Arrested in TTC Crash

This article was last updated on April 16, 2022

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The truck driver who was caught and charged with seven offences, after having caused a fatal crash with a TTC vehicle, was released on $50,000 bail with a promise to appearance in court again on Friday morning. The bail was set a short while after Toronto police announced to have laid charges against the suspect arrested in connection to the fatal crash that took place in Scarborough on Tuesday morning.

52-year-old Manoranjana Kanagasabapathy was found dead at the scene by first respondents after a truck travelling eastbound on Steeles Avenue slammed into the bus she was boarding at Middlefield Road at around 11:30 a.m. Another 43-year-old woman was harshly injured and quickly shifted to a nearby hospital with life-threatening injuries. Officials revealed that overall 12 people had to receive treatment from the hospital for various injuries. A spokesperson for TTC, Brad Ross, refused to comment on the charges laid against the truck driver, though he revealed that the bus driver is recovering at home. He mentioned in an official statement that “our thoughts are with those who were injured, and certainly with the family of the victim.”

The funeral service in honor of Kanagasabapathy is scheduled to place over the weekend. Police revealed that the Scarborough truck resident worked at a bank near the crash scene. It announced to have arrested 40-year-old Vincente Bacobe Arbis, of Toronto, on Friday. He faces seven different charges, including criminal negligence causing death, two counts of criminal negligence causing bodily harm, dangerous operation causing death, two counts of dangerous operation causing bodily harm and dangerous operation.

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