/Hit and run driver sentenced 

Hit and run driver sentenced 

By Chad Ingram

Published May 26 2016

A Minden man responsible for a hit-and-run that severely injured another man last fall has been sentenced for failing to remain at the scene of an accident causing bodily harm.

Andrew Bull 28 pled guilty to the charge and received a six-month conditional sentence in Lindsay on May 17. Along with a year-long driver’s licence suspension he will have a two-year probationary period had to pay a $100 victim surcharge and was also ordered to provide a DNA sample.

On Sept. 13 the Haliburton Highlands OPP reported a man had been critically injured after being struck by a vehicle at approximately 2:40 a.m. near the intersection of Bobcaygeon and Deep Bay Roads.
The injured man was discovered by a lost couple looking for a gas station the driver showing up at the local OPP detachment the next day.

“The worst part is that he was left by the side of the road” said the mother of the man who wished not be named. “If that couple hadn’t come to town . . . He almost lost his foot. His injuries are catastrophic.”

The Minden resident said her son 29 was walking home from the Rockcliffe Tavern the night of the incident.
He was air-lifted from Minden to Toronto’s Sunnybrook Hospital.

“Sunnybrook praised the Minden ER for their excellent care” the man’s mother told the paper. She said her son has “extensive life-changing injuries.” Regular trips to Peterborough for physiotherapy are now part of the family’s routine and the woman has taken a leave from work to help care for her son.
“There’s so much he has taught me about morality and love and compassion” she said.

Of Bull the woman said she hopes he gets the help he needs and has empathy for his family as well.
“To be consumed with resentment and anger is not going to help me or family or my son” she said. “Everyone is affected and lives are changed when something like this happens.”