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City worker ticketed for careless driving after sanding truck smashes into 3 parked cars

A City of Calgary employee has been issued a ticket for careless driving after his sanding truck smashed into three parked cars in the early hours of Dec. 31.

Nobody was hurt in crash, which happened at 1 a.m. on Monday

A Calgary sanding truck hit three parked vehicles early Monday. (Josh Capps )

A City of Calgary employee has been issued a ticket for careless driving after his sanding truck smashed into three parked cars in the early hours of Dec. 31.

A dramatic home security video shows the crash, which happened around 1 a.m. Monday in the southeast Calgary community of Legacy.

A home security camera captured the moment a City of Calgary sanding truck hit three parked cars on Dec. 31, 2018. 0:18

Nobody was hurt, but the collision was a close call, happening just minutes after a family had been sitting inside one of the vehicles.

All three vehicles hit by the sander — a Chevy Tahoe, a Jeep and a Honda Civic — were totalled.

Police said alcohol and drugs are not considered factors in the crash, and no other charges are pending against the 29-year-old driver. 

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