Police say that distracted driving is to blame for a truck vs. motorcycle crash that knocked a man off of his bike.
He could have died. Thankfully, the motorcyclist only received minor injuries after this collision. Several witnesses saw the 50yo semi driver on his phone in the intersection – he’s charged w distracted driving & running the red = $406. #TrafficTues #rcmpmb pic.twitter.com/4zbjKdowla
— RCMP Manitoba (@rcmpmb) May 1, 2018
Police say that the incident happened at 1 p.m. on April 24 outside of Winnipeg. Authorities said that “Several witnesses saw the 50yo semi driver on his phone in the intersection” moments before he ran a red light and collided with a 35 year old motorcyclist.
Luckily, the motorcyclist survived with only minor injuries.
Police say that the trucker was charged with distracted driving and running the red light — a $406 ticket.
Manitoba police say that they hope that the video serves as a reminder of the dangers of distracted driving.