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Distracted driver runs over flagger’s foot

Traffic control person’s foot was run over by a vehicle, driver was on cell phone

Police are once again warning drivers to be cautious in construction zones after a traffic control person’s foot was run over by a vehicle April 25.

The incident happened in the work zone at Skaha Lake Road and Lee Avenue.

According to Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth traffic had been stopped for dump trucks accessing the site. When the flag person raised the slow sign to restart traffic, the vehicle in question did not move.

“(The) driver was using their cell phone and did not see the slow sign and when the flagger turned the sign back to stop and then asked the driver to put the cell phone away before driving through the construction zone the driver refused and yelled at the flagger, started cursing and sped through the construction zone and ran over flagger’s foot,” said Wrigglesworth. “Thankfully they (flagger) were wearing steel toed boots and was uninjured.”

Vehicles behind the driver witnessed the incident and the licence plate was obtained. The driver was contacted and charged with driving without due care and attention under the Motor Vehicle Act.

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