Charges follow series of collisions

A series of collisions at Fairview and Essa roads on Wednesday afternoon resulted in a number of charges, police report.
Just after 3 p.m. Wednesday police report being called to the area to deal with a string of collisions. The investigation determined a commercial motor vehicle transporting water was travelling southbound on Fairview Road when a mechanical issue caused the driver to lose power and subsequently control of the vehicle. It then began to roll backwards causing three collisions with other vehicles until it came to a rest against another car in the intersection.
The cascading collisions caused damage to multiple vehicle with no serious physical injuries reported.
The driver of the water truck, a 19-year-old male, was charged with: Operate Unsafe Commercial Motor Vehicle, Drive Commercial Motor Vehicle with Major Defect, Fail to Complete an Accurate Daily Inspection Report.
The owner of the vehicle, a 44-year-old male who was in the passenger seat, was charged with: Permit Driving Commercial Motor Vehicle- Not in Accordance with Permit Limitations, Permit Operation of an Unsafe Commercial Motor Vehicle, Fail to Ensure Performance Standards Are Met, Operate Commercial Motor Vehicle- No Valid CVOR Certificate.

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