A dump truck driver in Toronto, Canada faces charges after pushing a Mini nearly half a mile on a freeway.
The incident took place around 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 23, according to police. Constable Scott Matthews wrote in a tweet that the driver of the Mini was lucky to be alive. Toronto Police Services Sergeant Murray Campbell said the dump truck did not stop until it was reported by motorists to local police, CBC reports. The accident took place near Jarvis Street on the Gardiner Expressway. The images were first posted on TikTok. We see a truck pushing a Mini across. Obviously, this seems deliberate: hard to imagine that the driver of the truck did not see the car in front of him, however small it was.
The driver of the Mini suffered only minor injuries. She was examined by paramedics present at the scene but was not taken to hospital. In an Instagram post, Courtney Erhardt, a Toronto-area nurse who was apparently behind the wheel, said goodbye to her Mini Cooper S, which she had named “Ruby.”
The driver of this Mini was lucky to escape with minor injuries after being pushed for over half a kilometer up an on-ramp and onto the Gardiner Expressway yesterday. The dump truck driver was charged.#beaware#drivesafe pic.twitter.com/ZNuZSUgiTB
– Scott Matthews (@TPSTrafficDC) March 24, 2021
Stroke of luck ?
“It was a good race, even until our last day together when you saved my life“Erhardt wrote.”Thank goodness for his small but powerful build, I got out of this accident without major injury, which is a miracle!“.
According to Sergeant Murray, the driver of the dump truck faces several offenses related to the operation of commercial vehicles, although none of these charges have yet been revealed.