Police arrest semi driver accused of running over man in his 80s
Man injured while trying to exchange insurance information with semi driver in Bishop Grandin crash
Police arrested the driver of a commercial semi-trailer truck accused of running over a man in his 80s last week.
Const. Rob Carver said Tuesday that officers arrested a 49-year-old semi driver in connection with a crash Thursday at Bishop Grandin Boulevard and Pembina Highway.
The semi driver allegedly clipped the side mirrors of a GMC truck being driven by the older man. The man caught up to the semi, got out and started discussing what happened with the driver at a stop.
"The semi driver was not co-operative," Carver said. "The male fell off the side of the semi, a male in his 80s, and was driven over by the semi twice.
"Surprisingly it looks like he will survive."
Last weekend, police put a call out to the public for any witnesses of the crash. They also said they believed a Good Samaritan stopped to help the injured man and they wanted that person to step forward.
The semi-trailer driver has been charged with careless driving and failing to exchange particulars with the other man, among other offences.
He has been released on a promise to appear in court.