Police say that distracted driving is to blame for a truck vs. motorcycle crash that knocked a man off of his bike. 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.
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
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.