Re: $1,500 fine to RCMP Mountie after collision in Agassiz.
Something doesn't compute. The news report states that this RCMP officer swerved to miss a dog and crashed head on into a car-killing the driver.
In my opinion, this whole story defies logic and believability. To choose a dog over a vehicle crash, is more than just poor judgment or inattentiveness.
I am sure, that in his drivers crash avoidance training it would never suggest "miss the dog and hit the car." This dog, if there was one, has to be one lucky pooch.
If the officer feels some remorse over this, then fine, but my sympathies are with the child who now will have to grow up without a dad and the mom without a husband.
We were told that this officer was assigned to desk duty. While they are at it they might just want to upgrade his crash avoidance training.
James Pratt Mission