Trial date expected in fatal Dorval bus accident
A 34-year-old Dorval woman should have a trial date set in two months in connection with the bus accident last summer that killed two people in Dorval.
Stacey Snider was not in court but her lawyer represented her. He and the crown prosecutor told the judge they expect to schedule a trial date in November.
Snider is charged with impaired driving and impaired driving while being over the blood alcohol limit in connection with the accident that caused the 196 bus to flip over during rush hour in August of last year.
The 49-year-old bus driver, Sylvain Ferland, was killed, along with Snider's mother, 61-year-old Janet Stoddard Snider who was in her daughter's car at the time. The accused suffered serious injuries. Half of the 14 passengers on the bus were also injured, two with serious head injuries.
The crown says they had to conduct some searches and there'll be many witnesses, adding the number of witnesses and admissions will determine the length of the trial, expected to be anywhere between two to four days.
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