ANTIGONISH: Police are not pressing charges from an incident involving a dump truck striking a young student.
On October 4, around 8:11 a.m., a young girl was struck by a dump truck on Highway 4 in Monastery, near East Antigonish Education Centre/Academy. The girl was transported to the IWK in Halifax for medical treatment of injuries, which included brain trauma, a collapsed lung, and a number of fractures.
Sgt. Warren McBeath said a collision reconstructionist determined the dump truck was not outside of its designated lane of travel.
“I believe she’s made a full recovery,” said McBeath. “At first, it looked very grave, she did suffer a lot of injuries, but she’s made a remarkable recovery. I believe they are expecting a full recovery, that’s the last that we had heard.”
Sgt. McBeath said police were waiting on the collision reconstructionist report.
“It’s usually a minimum of three months but it’s usually closer to about six months,” said McBeath, noting the time it usually takes for a report to come out. “It just depends on their workload at the time. These things kind of come and go in waves.”
Previously, Cpl. Jennifer Clarke said the investigation also involved a GPS data report. The police also looked at a vehicle inspection report to see if the dump truck suffered any mechanical issues, as well as a traffic analyst report on any physical evidence at the scene.