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Charges laid in three separate pedestrian fatalities

Provincial Crown Counsel has approved Motor Vehicle Act charges in three separate fatal collisions that occurred in the fall of 2014.

Nadia Pierrette Marie Brownson, a 40-year-old Prince George resident, has been charged under the Motor Vehicle Act with driving without due care and attention and speed relative to traffic conditions in connection with a fatality October 5, 2014.

At 10:38 that night, emergency services including the Prince George RCMP were called to the scene of a pedestrian involved collision on First Avenue near the intersection of Dominion Street. Officers located two injured pedestrians. Both adult males were transported to the University Hospital of Northern BC by the BC Ambulance Service. A 36-year-old Vanderhoof man passed away in hospital.

Brownson is scheduled to appear in Provincial Court on Wednesday November 18.

Robert Vernon Johnson, a 77-year-old resident of Trail, has been charged under the Motor Vehicle Act with driving without due care and attention and driving without reasonable consideration.

Just after 7 a.m. on Thursday October 9, 2014, the Prince George RCMP and other emergency services were called to the scene of a reported motor vehicle collision involving a tractor trailer unit and two pedestrians near the corner of 22nd Avenue and Nicholson Street. A 49-year-old Prince George man and a 50-year-old Prince George woman were killed as a result of the collision.

Johnson is scheduled to appear in Provincial Court on Wednesday November 18.

Shaun Raymond Bockus, a 35-year-old Prince George man, has been charged under the Motor Vehicle Act with driving without due care and attention.

At 4:55 p.m. on December 16, 2014, the Prince George RCMP and other emergency services were called to the scene of a pedestrian involved fatal collision on Winnipeg Street in Prince George. Officers arrived to find a 79-year-old Prince George resident had died as a result of this collision.

Bockus is scheduled to appear in Provincial Court on Wednesday October 7.

All of these fatalities occurred at a dark time of day. Once again, daylight hours are quickly diminishing and a driver’s visibility is seriously compromised, particularly when it’s raining and pedestrians are wearing dark clothing. Twilight and sunrise are often the most difficult times for drivers to see because the sun is so low. Please stay safe when traveling on or near our roads.



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