A judge in Toronto sentenced a motorcyclist to 20 months in prison last week for showing "wanton and reckless disregard for the safety of others." Oh, and bumping off his passenger.
The 25-year-old rider pleaded guilty last fall to criminal negligence causing death after an accident that took the life of a 19-year-old woman who was riding as passenger.
The motorcyclist had pulled a wheelie on his motorcycle, lost control, and hit a curb. The passenger, whose helmet was not properly secured, fell off and received fatal injuries when she hit her head on the pavement.
The rider had previously been convicted of careless driving for another incident in which he pulled a wheelie.