Monday, November 24, 2008

Cabby to face charges...this has to stop.

A Toronto cab driver is facing six criminal charges after an alleged road-rage incident cost a cyclist one of his legs.

Sultan Ahmed, 38, was charged yesterday, seven days after a late-night confrontation in downtown Toronto that has riveted the attention of the cycling community. Mr. Ahmed, a veteran cabbie, allegedly ran down a cyclist with his taxi after a roadside argument.

The violent incident took place shortly after 2 a.m. on Nov. 14 at the corner of Dovercourt Road and Argyle Street. Residents heard a high-decibel argument between two men, then the sound of a loud impact. A cyclist was found on the sidewalk in a massive of pool of blood, with one of his legs virtually severed. Next to him was a bicycle, once worth an estimated $5,000, now shattered.

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