A 45-year-old Halifax man has been charged with criminal negligence causing bodily harm after a four-vehicle accident on the Bedford Highway last month snarled traffic for hours and sent several people to hospital.

Just before 7 a.m. on Sept. 20, there was a serious accident on the busy stretch of road near Main Avenue, with four men and two women suffering various injuries.

Police say they have finished their investigation and concluded a pickup truck was speeding in the middle lane of the Bedford Highway, and lost control and collided with three other vehicles.

The 45-year-old driver of the pickup was arrested on Tuesday night and charged with criminal negligence causing bodily harm and dangerous operation of motor vehicle causing bodily harm.

He has been released from custody and is due in Halifax provincial court on Nov. 19.

 

 

 

 

The investigation revealed that a pickup truck was travelling at a high rate of speed outbound in the middle lane of the Bedford Highway when the 45-year-old male driver lost control and collided with three vehicles travelling inbound. Last night, officers arrested the 45-year-old Halifax man at police headquarters and charged him with criminal negligence causing bodily harm and dangerous operation of motor vehicle causing bodily harm. He has been released from custody and will appear in Halifax Provincial Court on November 19.

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