An Ottawa driver appeared in court Wednesday to face five additional charges in relation to the collision that injured five cyclists on March Road last month.

 

City police charged Sommit Luangpakham, 45, with five counts of dangerous operation of motor vehicle causing bodily harm. The new charges, which are a result of a further review by the Crown attorney’s office, are in addition to the five counts of failure to stop at a collision that the man already faces.

 

Just before 8 a.m. on July 19, a minivan struck a group of five cyclists, including Robert Wein, Mark White, Rob Harland, Hilary McNamee and Cathy Anderson on March Road near Solandt Road.

 

Shortly after the Ottawa police put out a call for help locating a brown or beige minivan, they said a driver had turned himself in.