Stroller hit by car: police say they have identified the driver
Hate crime motive dismissed in case of stroller hit by vehicle in Outremont borough.
Police say they have identified the driver of the vehicle that allegedly hit a stroller before leaving the scene on November 16 in the Outremont borough. The case has been forwarded to prosecutors, but the hate crime motive is ruled out.
The 87-year-old man was questioned by City Police Department investigators de Montréal (SPVM).
Fortunately, the infant in the stroller was not injured.
Several elected officials as well as Jewish organizations said they were deeply disturbed by the images of the collision and the hit and run captured by a surveillance camera.
According to the SPVM, the #x27;investigation does not lead to conclusion of a crime motivated by hatred against a community.
It turns out that the accident was attributable to an 87-year-old reckless driver . The facts have shown that this is not a hate crime, the police force said in a statement.
The Director of Criminal and Penal Prosecutions (DPCP) will determine whether to lay criminal charges against the driver for having failed to stop at the intersection and for having left the scene of the accident. #x27;accident.
Investigators from the SPVM's Collision Investigation Module have asked the Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ) to suspend the driver's license of the SPVM. #octogenarian.
Marvin Rotrand, national director of the organization B'nai Brith and former city councilor in Montreal, says he appreciates the work of the investigators in this file.
This incident caused great consternation in the [Jewish] community. The video was so shocking that almost everyone believed it was an anti-Semitic incident, he said, noting in passing the call for calm from the Council of Hasidic Jews in Quebec.
M. Rotrand points out, however, that with the rise in hate crimes in Canada, one can understand why this incident caused unease.