B.C. auto insurer insisted widow take back truck husband was shot in
|CTVnews 06 Dec 2018 at 18:09|
After months of insisting otherwise, British Columbias public automotive insurer now says it will write off the cost of the truck in which an innocent man was killed.
Darlene Bennetts husband Paul Bennett, a beloved hockey coach, nurse and father, was shot and killed in the driveway of his Surrey home in June. He was 47.
Bennetts sons found their father bleeding in the driveway and ran inside to get their mother, who attempted to administer CPR.
Police say they believe it was a case of mistaken identity. Bennett says she believes her husband may have been killed because someone confused his new truck for one belonging to the intended target.
The truck was ripped apart and damage was estimated at $12,000. A bullet was just recently found inside.
Bennett didnt think anyone would want the truck but the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia insisted that she take it back to trade in or sell.
I don t want to see it. I can t see it. It will be too painful, Bennett told CTV Vancouver.
It s too much for me to take this truck back and I think they should help me instead of forcing me to take it back, she added.
That means a small burden has been lifted as Bennett and her sons face their first Christmas without their father.