Driver charged in Whoop Up Drive vehicle rollover

If you live on the west side of the city and work on the north or south side, it was tough trying to get home on Wednesday.

A single vehicle collision involving a highway tractor shut down westbound Whoop Up at around 4:40pm on Wednesday afternoon.

A second multi-vehicle collision, involving 10 vehicles, was reported at the Oldman River Bridge westbound on Highway 3 about an hour later.

Both roads were blocked for quite some time.

Fortunately there were no injuries and around 7pm Lethbridge Police reported that the westbound lanes of the Crowsnest Trail had reopened.

As a result of the collision on Whoop Up, however, the city says there was significant damage to the road so a construction crew was sent out to do repairs.

There was also a third collision which took place on Highway 3 involving a couple of semis where one rear-ended the other.

A 39-year old Cardston man was charged with following too closely in that crash.

Lethbridge Police have also laid charges against the driver of a highway tractor who rolled his truck on Whoop Up Drive yesterday.

The 29-year-old Lethbridge man faces a wide range of charges including operating a trailer without a functioning brake system, towing a trailer without proper attachments and exceeding the certificate weight.

The tickets carry a total fine of just over a thousand dollars.

Micah Quinn

After graduating from Mount Royal University in Calgary with a Broadcasting Diploma, Micah made the trek down to Lethbridge to work for Bridge City News. He has previously worked at City TV Calgary on the Breakfast Television morning show. He looks forward to connecting with this community, and reaching a new audience. Micah has a passion for interviewing and finding out why people think the way they do. You’ll often find him pursuing local feature stories and hard news.

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