Driver faces new charges in cyclist hit-and-run
The driver charged in connection with a hit-and-run that left five cyclists seriously injured is facing new charges.
Sommit Luangpakham, 45, is now charged with five counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm. He was initially charged in July with five counts of failing to stop at the scene of an accident causing bodily harm.
He is scheduled to appear in court today to face the new charges.
Meanwhile, hospital officials told CTV Ottawa on Wednesday that the condition of the last cyclist who remains in hospital is improving.
Robert Wein, 36, who suffered serious brain injuries in the crash, was upgraded to serious condition sometime last week after being listed in critical condition for weeks.
The cyclists were injured when they were hit by a minivan on March Road in Kanata on July 19.
Luangpakham turned himself in to police about three hours after the collision.