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Outrage over crash sentence

The family of a young woman almost killed when a car ran a red light in Surrey last year is outraged at the driver's sentence.

Manjit Singh was handed a six-month conditional sentence on Thursday and will serve the first three months under house arrest. He'll be allowed to continue working and was given a one-year driving prohibition.

Singh also fled the scene of the crash, but was turned in by a roommate when police canvassed the neighbourhood.

Rhaea Grant, 20, was walking in a crosswalk at King George Boulevard and 96 Street when she was hit on Oct. 20, 2017.

"My daughter's life has been altered forever and to be quite frank, he gets a slap on the wrist," said her mother Gillian.

"I was very surprised to find out this is a normal sentence for these types of crimes, and that's what it was – a crime. He chose to leave."

Rhaea suffered life-threatening injuries, and her life will never be the same, her mother says. She suffered multiple fractures, internal lacerations and a tear in her heart.

A GoFundMe campaign for Rhea has raised more than $8,000.

– with files from CTV Vancouver



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