MAN CHARGED WITH FAILING TO YIELD WHICH RESULTED IN DEATH OF TWO PEOPLE ON MOTORCYCLE IS FINED THE MAXIMUM 1000$
MATTHEW JONES, who was 19 years old at the time of collision was fined the maximum 1000$ today, Friday January 11,2019 for failing to yield by His Worship, Justice of the Peace Marcel Donio.
JONES did not appear in POA Court in Victoriaville, but his paralegal was present. MATTHEW JONES plead guilty in December to failing to yield in a collision which killed two Thunder Bay residents, a man and a woman, who were killed the evening of Friday August 11,2017 when their motorcycle came into collision with a pickup truck on West Arthur Street.
The motorcycle driver, Mario Jacob, 49, and his passenger, Renata Misztal, 52, died at the scene.
The crash involved the motorcycle, westbound on Arthur Street, and the truck which was “travelling through the intersection” at Highway 130, the Twin City Crossroad.
Police closed Arthur Street during the investigation and re-opened it the following morning.
Crown Attorney Derrick Silvestro reminded the court that sentencing was based on the conduct, not the end result.
The paralegal representing MATTHEW JONES read a letter from JONES to the court.
It states how drastically his life had changed that day. He has sleepless nights and has been attending counselling. He hopes for forgiveness from the victim’s families and hopes they can find peace. It further states that their families will be forever in his thoughts.
His Worship Donio reminds the court that no amount of monetary penalty can replace the loss that has been suffered as a result of this tragic accident.
His Worship imposes the maximum 1000$ fine plus the 200$ victim surcharge on JONES.
As usual, no taxpayer subsidized media is present in court.