Saskatoon police issue dozens of tickets for drivers using cell phones near fatal circle drive crash
Fatal crash involving three semi-trucks on Circle Drive on Oct. 21 (Courtesy Saskatoon Fire Department)
SASKATOON -- Saskatoon police handed out more than 30 tickets to drivers who used their cell phones to take pictures or videos of Wednesday’s fatal three-semi crash on Circle Drive.
The tickets come with a $580 fine.
“Remember: It's illegal to use your cell phone while behind the wheel. Put it down and focus on driving,” Saskatoon Police Service said on Twitter.
A driver of one of the semi-trucks, a 51-year-old man, was pronounced dead on scene, police say.
One other driver was uninjured, and the third driver was taken to hospital with minor injuries.