Driver handed $2,000 fine for crash that killed Saanich teen Kaydence Bourque

Click to play video: 'Saanich residents rally to demand safer streets'
Saanich residents rally to demand safer streets
WATCH: An unthinkable family tragedy sparked a grassroots safety rally in Saanich Friday. The death of a teen who was struck by a driver in a crosswalk steps from his home has residents demanding changes. Kylie Stanton reports. – Dec 10, 2021

The woman who was at the wheel in a collision that claimed the life of a Saanich 16-year-old was handed a $2,000 fine Tuesday.

Kaydence Bourque had just exited a bus when he was struck in a marked crosswalk just 30 metres from his home in December 2021.

On Tuesday, Margarita Citron pleaded guilty to driving without care and attention under the Motor Vehicle Act, the BC Prosecution Service confirmed.

Along with the fine, Citron received a $300 victim surcharge, and has been given a six-month driving ban.

Bourque’s death spurred public outcry and calls for more road safety improvements in the community.

In 2022, Saanich adopted Vision Zero, an international initiative aimed to curbing road deaths and injuries. The municipality is currently developing a road safety action plan.

Story continues below advertisement


Sponsored content