Cab driver in court accused of maiming cyclist

Sultan Ahmed, 38, accused of reversing into rider

Toronto by night

A taxi driver accused of reversing into a cyclist, partially severing his leg, was due to appear in court today.


Sultan Ahmed, 38, faces six charges in connection with an incident during which Chris Kasztelewicz was crushed against a pole.

The 36-year-old cyclist has undergone a series of major operations since his right leg had to be amputated after the incident on November 14.

He also suffered a fractured pelvis.

Mr Ahmed, of Maple, Toronto, has been charged with:

  • Criminal negligence causing bodily harm
  • Dangerous operation causing bodily harm
  • Fail to stop at scene of accident bodily harm
  • Obstructing a police officer
  • Aggravated assault
  • Assault with weapon

Three hours after the incident police were contacted by a cab driver who claimed he had been robbed by a cyclist at the scene. But officers have since said that no robbery took place.