SURREY (NEWS1130) – A conviction for a driver who crashed a car into a Surrey bus shelter three years ago, killing an 83-year-old man.
Witnesses say Gurjit Dhillon was street racing his brother’s Corvette at 72nd street and 127th avenue when it spun out of control and crashed into the bench where Pritam Benning was sitting.
Dhillon has been found guilty of Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle Causing Death. His sentencing will happen at a later date.
The judge said Dhillon was intentionally engaging in risky driving and ruled out faulty car brakes as a factor.
The victim’s son Amarjit Benning says the conviction is fine but it will never bring his father back. “No remorse at all, he looked me in the eyes, but no remorse,” says Benning.
He’s now holding his breath hoping for a tough sentence, but is worried because he says similar cases as of late haven’t seen long jail terms. “What I want is the judge to give him a heavy sentence so other drivers will think twice before they do something very similar.”
The maximum sentence for this crime is 14 years in jail.
Amarjit remembers his father as a very nice man, always happy, and very family oriented.