The dispute that ended in a 23-year-old man being run over by a taxi in Montreal early Sunday morning may have started with an argument over the fare.
The bail hearing of Guercy Edmond, charged Monday in connection with the hit and run captured on camera by at least two witnesses, was told Wednesday that the passengers in Edmond's cab disputed the fare on the meter after the taxi was stuck in a traffic jam.
There was also a conversation in the cab about race, court was told.
Edmond, 47, is charged with aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, hit and run and dangerous driving.
The hearing was also told the man hit by the cab suffered from a perforated spleen, two fractured ribs, lung lesions and bruises. He remains in hospital.