Bus driver 'emotionally disturbed' since pedestrian killed

A Codiac Transpo bus driver has been "emotionally disturbed" since a woman was struck and killed in Moncton last year, his wife testified at his trial on Thursday.

Gary Pellerin's wife testified he's not the same man she married since death of Aurore LeBlanc

The trial of a Codiac Transpo bus driver charged in the death of a pedestrian in Moncton last year resumed on Thursday with testimony from the driver's wife.

Heather Pellerin testified her husband, Gary, 59, has been "emotionally disturbed" since Jan. 20, 2012, when Aurore LeBlanc, 46, was struck and killed while crossing the street at the corner of Main and King streets.

Pellerin, who is charged with driving without due care and attention under the Motor Vehicle Act, has been on several medications and his memory is not the same, his wife told the courtroom.

He's "not the man I married 37 years ago," she said.

Another Codiac Transpo driver, Laurie-Ann Horsman, also took the stand. She was working that day and had come to a stop at the same intersection, she said.

Horsman said she she waved to Gary Pellerin, then saw two ladies talking to one another as made their way along the crosswalk.

She said she wasn't sure if Pellerin saw them, so she grabbed her microphone to alert him.

Horsman saw one of the women fall and roll two or three times under the bus.

The court previously heard LeBlanc was trapped under the bus and rescuers had to use a crane to lift it. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Under cross-examination, Maurice Blanchard, a Crown prosecutor, questioned how well Horsman could see what transpired, given where she was sitting.

Horsman started to cry and said it's like a video playing over and over in her mind.