Man charged for collision with rail overpass


2017-10-11 11:34 PDT

Dossier nº 2017-25978

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A 64-year-old Surrey man has been charged for an August 18, 2017, collision with a Canadian Pacific (CP) Rail overpass in Coquitlam.

Robert Thomas Bateman is facing one count of dangerous driving and one count of mischief. Bateman’s next court appearance is November 20, 2017.

Bateman is accused of driving a flatbed truck with a crane on the back that collided with a CP Rail overpass on Lougheed Highway just south of Barnet Highway. The collision caused a visible hole in the overpass and led to full and partial closures of Lougheed Highway that lasted through the afternoon rush hour.

The rail overpass was examined by CP engineers in the aftermath of the collision and is now operating normally. There were no other vehicles involved in the collision and no injuries.

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