No jail time for Costco crash driver, but she gets 5 year driving ban

London, ON, Canada / 106.9 The X

It was a very emotional court sentencing today for the families of 6-year old Addison Hall, her younger sister Rhiannon Bozek, and 66-year old Ruth Burger.

On July 24, 2015, Burger was at a south London Costco and backed into a young family. She testified that her foot was stuck underneath the pedals. This appeal was later rejected by Ontario Court Justice Jonathon George.  Addison Hall, 6, was killed. Her then-pregnant mother, 26-year-old Danah McKinnon-Bozek and sister, three-year-old Miah Bozek were both injured.

Burger was found guilty of four counts of dangerous driving:

-two counts of dangerous driving causing death

-two counts of dangerous driving causing bodily harm

Both were in connection with the July 2014 collision.

15 impact statements were read out loud from the Crown and family members of the 2 deceased children, with many of them ending with raw emotion.

Eric Hall, father of the 2 girls who died, says that now the entire family can have peace, “It’s kind of like the door’s closed on something that any parents don’t want televised. It’s a good closure for the family for sure, we’re just going to try to move on peacefully.”

“Justice George has done his job thoroughly I believe,” says Hall.

Hall adds that the numerous support from the all the family, friends and community helped them get through this tragic time.

Burger took the stand and tearfully pleaded with the family members of the two deceased children to accept her apologies, “I’m sorry, so sorry.”

Burger has been sentenced to 3 years of probation, 240 hours of community service and a 5 year driving probation in connection to the Costco Crash in the summer of 2014.

Comments are closed.