Dump truck driver charged after pushing vehicle onto Gardiner Expressway

Mar 24 2021, 3:48 pm

A dump truck driver is facing charges after pushing another vehicle for half a kilometre up the on-ramp onto the Gardiner Expressway on Tuesday.

DC Scott Matthews posted a video to Twitter showing that a driver of a Cooper Mini was “lucky to escape with minor injuries” after being pushed up the on-ramp and onto the Gardiner Expressway.

Matthews noted that the truck driver was charged.

In a statement to Daily Hive, Sgt. Murray Campbell from Traffic Services said the incident took place just before 10 am at the intersection of westbound Lakeshore and Jarvis.

“The dump truck and the small vehicle became involved in a collision at the ramp for the westbound Gardner Expressway. The dump truck continued up the ramp and onto the expressway, pushing the vehicle sideways the entire way,” Campbell said.

Eventually, the dump truck was flagged down by passing motorists.

Campbell noted that the driver of the small vehicle was assessed at the scene, by paramedics, but not transported to the hospital.

The driver of the dump truck was charged with several driving and commercial motor vehicle offences.

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