Identity of drivers using phones at fatal crash scene could be issue in court challenges, lawyers say

Proving the identities of people who used cellphones to take photos and videos while driving by the scene of a fatal collision in Saskatoon could be a challenge if the tickets mailed to the vehicles’ owners are contested in court, say two criminal defence lawyers.

The crash between three loaded semis killed a 51-year-old trucker on Wednesday morning.

Kyla Lee, a B.C.-based criminal defence lawyer who has handled cases in Saskatchewan, highlighted the difference in consequences for tickets issued to owners instead of drivers and also noted the difficulty of proving the owner was driving the vehicle at the time, unless there’s a clear photo of the driver.

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