Toronto, May 7 (IANS) The driver responsible for the horrific road accident April 28 in Surrey, British Columbia, that claimed five Indo-Canadian lives, has died.
David Gore, 46, died in a hospital where he was undergoing treatment for the injuries he sustained during the accident, Canadian media reported.
Reena Arjot, wife of Indo-Canadian businessman Gurmit ‘Jolly’ Sachdeva, his son Aanish, daughter Jessica, mother Vidya Wanti Sachdeva and sister Neelam Rani Dhingra were killed when Gore’s Dodge Caravan smashed into their 1994 Toyota Corolla tearing it into two pieces.
Gore had allegedly ran a red light at an intersection resulting in the collision.
The family was returning home after attending a religious service.
Bert Paquet, a spokesperson of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Surrey, said Gore died after undergoing surgery for a previously undetected brain tumour.
Â“We’re working with the doctors and medical reports in order to establish whether or not the pre-existing brain condition was a contributing factor to this tragic accident or not,” the reports quoted Paquet as saying.
A father of two, Gore was reportedly going to his work as a meat-cutter and was not in a hurry.
The Gore family has extended its condolences to the Sachdeva family.
The Sachdevas, hailing from Bathinda in Punjab, run a lunchtime eatery, Sachdeva Sweets and Restaurant, in Surrey and are very popular among the South Asian community that has a large presence there.
The restaurant has now reopened after the funeral of the five family members was held May 3.