Charge laid after semi runs red light, hits car

The driver of a semi-trailer is facing a charge of failing to yield after he ran a red light last week and struck a red Mazda car

The driver of a semi-trailer is facing a charge of failing to yield after he ran a red light last week and struck a red Mazda car passing through the intersection.

The driver of the truck, who is from the Stettler area, allegedly ran the red light at the intersection of highways 12 and 56 on Oct. 7, according to Stettler RCMP Const. Carter Boytinck.

The truck was travelling on Highway 56 when it ran the red light, Boytinck said. The Mazda, which was driven by a Stettler resident, had the green light when it was struck.

The driver of the car didn’t suffer any injuries, RCMP said, but the driver of the semi-trailer was taken to Stettler Hospital by EMS, which had responded along with the RCMP and Stettler Regional Fire and Rescue, with minor injuries.

Alcohol and drugs were not factors in the collision, and according to the RCMP, a witness said the truck simply did not stop at the red light, or make any attempt to slow for the stop light.

The Stettler branch of the ITU isn’t limited to Stettler County, but can be found all over Central Alberta.

 

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