City of Edmonton driver convicted in snow plow collision that killed pedestrian
EDMONTON – A City of Edmonton driver was found guilty Wednesday of failing to yield to a pedestrian after a tractor-mounted snow blower struck and killed a woman.
Douglas Zaboroski, 51, was also found guilty of failing to stop at a red light. The charge of careless driving was dismissed.
Zaboroski received a $1,725 fine.
On the evening of Jan. 28, 2015, Claudia Trindade was at a marked crosswalk when she was struck. The 39-year-old mother of two died from her injuries.
The fatal collision happened at 113 A Street and 134 Avenue.
The piece of equipment is used to remove windrows, according to the city.
“The driver was at the end of his shift and was actually on his way home to yard,” said city spokesperson Cheryl Oxford on Feb. 2. “It is distressing and he has been offered counselling support.”
The operator had more than 20 years of experience with the City of Edmonton.
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