Friday, April 11, 2014

SiRT: No Grounds For Charges After Fatal Crash In Blockhouse

The province's Serious Incident Response Team says no charges will be laid against a Lunenburg County police officer following a fatal crash last fall. The incident happened on November 22 on the Cornwall Road in Blockhouse. The driver of a small car sped away from the police officer before crashing into a ditch, killing the 23-year-old man. The incident covered approximately two kilometres and lasted less than two minutes. In the report, SIRT says the police vehicle was well behind the small car at the time of the accident. The car was estimated to be travelling at a minimum of 130 km/h when it left the road after attempting to pass another vehicle.  SIRT says the driver had recently suffered from some mental health issues, which may have caused him to feel panicked by the situation.