Case against Sylvan Lake man delayed

A Sylvan Lake man’s attempt to enter a plea in relation to a collision that severely injured a 25-year-old pedestrian has been delayed until early May.

A Sylvan Lake man’s attempt to enter a plea in relation to a collision that severely injured a 25-year-old pedestrian has been delayed until early May.

Kyle Brian Carver, 18, was charged with impaired driving causing bodily harm after a pickup truck struck a pedestrian in downtown Red Deer at about 3 a.m. on March 17.

Cpl. Kathe Deheer, media liaison officer for the Red Deer City RCMP, said the woman was crossing legally at the intersection of 52nd Avenue and 48th Street when she was hit, suffering severe injuries.

The unnamed victim, also a Sylvan Lake resident, was taken to Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre and airlifted from there to Edmonton, where she remains in treatment.

Carver was arrested about 15 minutes after the collision by a Sylvan Lake RCMP officer who noticed his vehicle on Hwy 11A near Range Road 21, which is about three km west of the Sylvan Lake town limits.

Edmonton lawyer Peter Northcott appeared in Red Deer provincial court on Monday to hear the charges and enter a plea on Carver’s behalf.

However, Judge Jim Mitchell would not allow the charges to be read or accept a plea because Carver was not present and the court clerk had not received documents designating Northcott as his counsel.

Reading of the charges and entry of the plea have been adjourned to May 7.