May 7, 2014 9:07 am

Cellphone use before serious crash nets dangerous driving conviction

A Winnipeg police officer pulls over a driver using a cellphone last week. A Winnipeg man who ran a red light while using his phone has been convicted of dangerous driving.

Global News

WINNIPEG – A man who was talking on his cellphone when he hit and injured two pedestrians has been convicted of dangerous driving.

Phone records and witness accounts were enough to persuade a judge to find Mahmud Ali guilty on two counts of dangerous driving causing bodily harm.

Court heard Ali was on the phone and went through a red light in June 2012.

As a result, his van was hit, collided with a curb and rolled, hitting two people and injuring them.

One pedestrian was badly hurt and was sent to hospital with a collapsed lung and five broken ribs, which may still require surgery.

Ali is to be sentenced in July.


© The Canadian Press, 2014

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