The three young car crash victims. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Kay Prince Photography
This is the tragic story on everyone’s mind these days: an Ontario family lost three children and a grandfather on the weekend in a horrific car accident that was allegedly caused by a drunk driver.
To add another curve, the driver who hit them belongs to one of Canada’s wealthiest families.
Marco Muzzo has been charged in connection with the deaths and with a dozen impaired-driving offences and an additional six charges of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle. The Muzzo family owns the drywall company Marel Contractors and is worth nearly two-billion dollars, according to Canadian Business magazine.
A candlelight vigil will be held today in Vaughan, Ont. for nine-year-old Daniel Neville-Lake, his five-year-old brother Harrison, their two-year-old sister Milly and their 65-year-old grandfather who died in the crash. People are raising funds for the family through the GoFundMe campaign.
It’s alleged Muzzo was impaired, and ended up crashing into the minivan occupied by six people, including the deceased. His bail hearing is scheduled for Friday.
This case drives home the extreme dangers of drunk driving. One family has lost all their children and their grandfather on one day and now has to cope with the aftermath of their terrible losses.
Late Late Show host rebuked for karaoke-driving skit
Karaoke carpooling may be a good idea in theory, but not so much in practice. Late Late Show host James Corden is finding that out the hard way, getting a stern warning from his bosses.
The major issue with Cordon’s popular karaoke bit, which has featured such stars as Stevie Wonder, Rod Stewart and Justin Bieber, is that Corden lets go of the steering wheel repeatedly while driving.
His CBS bosses are up in arms about his dangerous behaviour that has also included using his cell phone while driving — both crimes according to California’s Highway Patrol. Repeated dangerous driving behaviour can oftentimes lead to accidents.
So, the next time you’re rocking out with Stevie Wonder’s I Just Called to Say I Love You, remember to keep your hands on the wheel, James.
Not the way to hail a cab
Earlier this week, a Montreal taxi struck three people and left two of them in critical condition.
Unfortunately, the accident was so serious the taxi had to be physically lifted off one of the victims — a young woman — who is in critical condition. Another victim, a 45-year-old male, was also seriously injured.
The third victim, a woman visiting from the United States, suffered a broken leg. The U.S. embassy got involved to provide aid and inform her family of the accident.
As of now the cause of the accident is unknown.