Saturday , 1 October 2022

Driver charged for hitting tow truck driver

A 57-year-old male driver from Calgary has been charged with Careless Driving and Driving at an Unreasonable Rate of Speed for striking a tow truck driver in the Lakeland.

A tow truck operator was struck by a passing vehicle on Friday evening around 7:15 p.m. on Highway 28 near Range Road 482. Station 3 Glendon and Station 5 Bonnyville were on the scene, as they had responded to a three-vehicle collision.

A tow truck operator was attempting to hook up to a pickup truck when a passing pickup clipped the operator. The operator was transported to Bonnyville Health Centre via EMS.

On January 7, the Bonnyville RCMP received a report that a truck had struck a pedestrian. The RCMP immediately attended the scene of the collision.

Staff Sgt. Sarah Parke from the Bonnyville RCMP says, “While both these offences carry a minimum specified penalty (fine), both charges were issued to the driver by way of Summons which will require a mandatory court appearance on February 22 and if found guilty it will be the Judge that specifies any fine associated with the sentence.”

The victim sustained non-life threatening injuries and continues to recover.


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Arthur C. Green is an award winning journalist and is from Whitbourne Newfoundland. Green graduated from the CNA Journalism Program. Arthur also studied Business Marketing and Political Science at Memorial University in Essex England and St. John's Newfoundland. Green has worked for such organizations as CBC, CBC Radio, NTV, Saltwire, Great West Media, CKLB Radio, River Radio, Vista Radio, and Postmedia. He also loves Jiggs Dinner and can fillet a Codfish.