A driver who caused a deadly crash after stopping to help ducklings on a road has received a three-month prison sentence after initial fears she could be jailed for life.
Andre Roy, 50, was killed along with his 16-year-old daughter Jessie when the motorbike they were travelling on in Montreal, Canada, crashed into Emma Czornobaj’s stationary car in 2010.
As well as her prison term, which she will serve on the weekends, Czornobaj, 25, was also handed a 10-year driving ban and will also have to complete 240 hours’ community service.
Roy’s widow and Jessie’s mother, Pauline Volikakis, said she was content with the punishment and wanted to put the incident behind her.
‘I’m just happy that we can now move on, maybe turn the page and continue with a positive attitude, instead of a negative (one),’ she said.
Czornobaj had been criticised for her lack of emotion during the trial but her lawyer said she reacted that way because she was ‘shy and inexperienced’, CTV News reported.
She was found guilty of dangerous driving, causing death and criminal negligence causing death for both the victims.