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Impaired Driver Sentenced Following Collision with City Truck

For immediate release: September 12, 2017 - 11:22am

The driver of a large pickup, which last September struck a City crew truck, has been fined and prohibited from driving for a year.

Following a guilty plea in Provincial Court, the accused was sentenced March 29 and ordered to pay a fine of $2,100 plus a $900 victim surcharge for a total fine amount of $3,000.

The driver will also be on probation for a year following the license suspension.

City workers were painting crosswalks along College Drive when it happened near Munroe Avenue in the early morning of Friday, September 2, 2016.

One worker had just stepped out of the truck to set up the work zone when he heard a loud vehicle approaching. Luckily, the worker managed to jump to the side before the pickup collided with the City half-ton.

The second City worker in the driver’s seat hit his head on the steering wheel from the impact.

The crash had so much force it pushed the City truck ahead another 10 metres (see photos below).

A reminder to motorists, City crews are out this week line painting on high traffic roads during evening and overnight hours starting at 7p.m. until 7a.m. The City asks motorists to proceed with caution around these areas, and to respect work zones.