HALIFAX: The RCMP is examining important information about the collision involving a truck and a female student in Antigonish County.
On October 4 at around 8:11 a.m., the RCMP said a young girl was seriously injured when she was struck by a dump truck on Highway 4 in Monastery, between East Antigonish Education Centre/Academy and Highway 16.
According to the RCMP, the girl was transported to the IWK Hospital in Halifax for medical treatment and hours after, an RCMP Traffic Analyst was at the scene conducting an investigation. Highway 4 was closed and a detour set up with the road re-opening later that afternoon.
Although the investigation is ongoing and it’s difficult to determine when it will conclude, the RCMP did confirm, they are looking at a few important details.
After speaking with the District Commander for Antigonish District RCMP, Cpl. Jennifer Clarke confirmed on October 7 that the investigation is ongoing.
Clarke said investigators are waiting for the Vehicle Inspection Report on the dump truck to determine whether there were any mechanical issues with the truck.
Police are also awaiting the GPS Data Report on the school bus to find out whether the flashing lights were engaged and what colour they were.
Finally, the RCMP Traffic Analyst Report will provide an evaluation of the physical evidence collected from the scene of the collision
“[Those] pieces of information [will] enable them to proceed with their investigation,” Clarke said via e-mail last week. “[But] we have no idea when these reports will be received by investigators.”