The drivers of two vehicles have been charged after a fatal accident that killed an innocent bystander in mid-December. Andrew Jackson, 43, passed away after two vehicles collided with such force at an intersection that one of the vehicles was thrown into him as he stood nearby.
The crash occurred in the middle of the afternoon at Tecumseh Road East and Rose Ville Garden Drive. According to police a red Dodge pick-up entered the intersection as it headed east on Tecumseh Road while the driver of the westbound vehicle was stopped at the intersection waiting to make a left on Rose Ville.
The impact of the collision flung one of the vehicles onto the sidewalk and into the pedestrian.
He enjoyed walking everywhere around the City of Windsor and always looked as if he were on a mission. Jacksons obituary stated.
According to a witness when the victim was struck he was thrown into a pole. After speaking with witnesses both drivers were charged. The driver of the pick-up was charged with failing to stop at a red light and the other driver for making an unsafe turn.
Police are still seeking witnesses who may be able to provide further details. Anyone with information can contact the Windsor police traffic branch at 519-255-6700 ext. 4218 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477.
The accident occurred around the time when it was reported that fatal pedestrian accidents around Toronto have hit a 10-year high. As of mid-December approximately 38 pedestrians fatalities had been reported, 22 of which involved senior citizens.