Cabbie facing six charges in cyclist incident
A city cab driver faces six criminal charges in connection with a gruesome incident that cost a Toronto cyclist his right leg.
The incident occurred on Nov. 14. Police received a call at 2:27 a.m. about an collision at the intersection of Dovercourt Road and Argyle Street, just a few blocks north of Queen Street West.
Neighbours had reported hearing arguing, then the sound of a loud collision and someone screaming for help.
When they arrived, police found a cyclist lying in a pool of blood, his right leg barely attached. Doctors at St. Michael's hospital would later have to amputate.
About three hours later, a cab driver contacted police, claiming he'd either been robbed or assaulted.
Police said Friday in a news release that Sultan Ahmed, 38, of Maple has been charged with:
- Criminal negligence causing bodily harm
- Dangerous operation causing bodily harm
- Fail to stop at scene of accident bodily harm
- Obstruct peace officer
- Aggravated assault
- Assault with weapon
He made a brief court appearance on Saturday and will be back in court on Monday.
The cyclist has undergone three separate surgeries.