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April 2015

Hamilton hit with $8-million judgment in schoolboy’s accident

A judge’s finding that a school crossing guard cut work minutes early 13 years ago has turned into an $8-million negligence judgment against the City of Hamilton.

A Superior Court ruling was released Monday after an eight-day trial in the case of Dean Saumur, who was just shy of his 10th birthday when he was struck by a car at Gray Road and Collegiate Avenue while walking to school May 14, 2002.

Saumur suffered extensive injuries that have changed the course of his life, said his lawyer Robert Hooper. A judge apportioned 50 per cent blame for the accident to the car’s driver Luba Antoniak and 50 per cent to the city, which was responsible for a crossing guard posted at the intersection.

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