7 years on, B.C. woman seeks to forgive hit-and-run driver who left her for dead
Jim Hanson, lawyer and founder of Hanson & Co, has recently been mentioned in a CBC News article regarding a motor vehicle accident on Highway 99 in Mt. Currie, B.C., on October 16, 2013.
Hanson & Co’s client Patricia Peters was struck by a speeding truck. The driver, Glen Bird, had admittedly left the scene without offering assistance nor reporting the incident to authorities. Peters was later found semi-conscious and seriously injured in the middle of the road.
The 39-year-old mother of two celebrated six years of sobriety last week. And to her amazement, she also saw a B.C. Supreme Court judge hold a man responsible for her injuries. Now Peters faces perhaps her toughest challenge yet: finding a way to forgive logging truck driver Glen Bird.
“I don’t want to hold on to hatred toward him because this is my body, this is my spirit,” said Peters. I want to be able to just forgive him and let it go and move forward from here because it’s in the past and there’s nothing I can do about it. But I can move forward and try to make my situation the best I can.”
Jim Hanson, said police investigated and the Crown declined to lay charges. The threshold for criminal prosecution is beyond a reasonable doubt, whereas a civil case requires a balance of probabilities.
Jim said, “It was very gratifying for us to privately pursue that justice and have a court say that Mr. Bird was the responsible party.”
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