Driver in fatal Surrey hit and run pleads guilty
The man accused in a hit and run crash that killed an elderly Surrey couple has pleaded guilty to all four counts.
Ravinder Binning pleaded guilty Tuesday in Surrey Provincial Court to two counts of dangerous driving causing death, one count of dangerous driving causing bodily harm and one count of fleeing from the scene of a crash.
The Badh family was returning from celebrating a marriage engagement in July 2008 when their vehicle was rear-ended.
Dilbag Badh and his wife Bakshish, both in their 60s, were pronounced dead at the scene, and another passenger suffered serious injuries in the crash.
The car Binning is accused of driving flipped over and he allegedly immediately fled the scene.
Outside the courthouse Tuesday, the Badh family called it a bittersweet victory, and wondered why it took so long for Binning to plead guilty. The family says they hope for a strong stance at sentencing.
"I would like to see equivalent to what someone would be given for homicide, for manslaughter," said daughter Varinder Badh.
"Because in manslaughter the argument is always ... you don't need the mental culpability. Well, you don't need the mental culpability in a negligent driving act either."
Binning is scheduled to be sentenced on March 13.
In December, Binning pleaded guilty to impaired driving in a separate case.