The son of a woman with multiple sclerosis who was killed while crossing a Dartmouth, N.S., intersection on her motorized scooter says he is unsatisfied with the police decision not to lay charges.
“There's no closure. My mom was killed in a crosswalk and that's all I have,” said Curtis MacIsaac.
MacIsaac believes the driver who hit 57-year-old Judy MacIsaac-Davis while turning left in a Dartmouth intersection got away lightly.
Halifax police announced Thursday they will not be laying charges in the May 3 collision. The police investigation determined the “do not walk” signal was displayed at the time the driver made the left turn.
It is unclear whether police were referring to a flashing signal or solid “do not walk signal.”
MacIsaac believes the driver should have seen his mother.
'What are the grounds when you kill somebody? What other grounds do you need?' - Curtis MacIsaac
“What makes me angriest is if he was paying attention in his vehicle, there's no possible way he could have hit my mother,” he said.
Police said there were no grounds on which to base a breathalyzer test, but MacIsaac thinks that’s a mistake.
“What are the grounds when you kill somebody? What other grounds do you need?” he said.
‘My best friend’
MacIsaac was an only child. His mother raised him as a single parent.
But even as a boy he says he helped care for her due to her multiple sclerosis.
“She was my best friend,” he said.
MacIsaac drives an 18-wheeler for a living, but has been on stress-leave since the accident.