A Caledon driver that struck and killed a mother and her three children lasts summer has pled guilty to four counts of dangerous driving causing death, members of a Brampton court heard Monday morning.
Participants in a virtual trial heard evidence and the defendant’s plea in relation to the June 18, 2020 incident, when Brady Robertson, who was 20 years-old at the time of the crash, struck and killed Karolina Ciasullo and her three young children in a collision that occurred in the Countryside Drive and Torbram Road area.
During Monday’s trial, Robertson also pled not guilty to four separate charges of impaired driving causing death, as well as a not guilty plea for a separate charge of dangerous operation of a vehicle in an incident that took place two days before the fatal crash.
The occupants of the vehicle hit during the incident – schoolteacher Ciasullo and her three children – succumbed to injuries sustained in the crash, while Robertson was sent to hospital in critical condition. According to information given at the trial, Robertson, who was driving a blue Infiniti on the day of the crash, struck the vehicle being driven by Ciasullo — a Volkswagen VW, which subsequently veered into a light pole, which fell onto the vehicle. Robertson’s Infiniti subsequently struck a second vehicle on Countryside Drive before coming to a stop. A subsequent investigation by the province’s Special Investigations Unit found no wrongdoing on the part of a Peel Police officer that was pursuing Robertson’s vehicle. Robertson was going nearly twice the stated 70 km/h speed limit at the time of the crash, prosecutors said Monday. Furthermore, in