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Driver charged with 23 offenses after parking lot accident

The Lloydminster RCMP have charged a 22 year old man in connection to an accident which sent two to hospital on Saturday night.

The incident took place in the parking lots of the Tilted Kilt and Day’s Hotel and Suites. According to multiple sources and posts on social media, a truck driven by a single occupant drove out of the parking lot of the Tilted Kilt, and the parking lot of Amigos Lounge and Nightclub. The truck struck multiple parked vehicles on its passage through the lots.

The vehicle then continued, ending up in the parking lot of the hotel, where the vehicle struck several more parked vehicles. The woman and the man taken to hospital were reportedly standing between two parked vehicles when they were struck.

A post made by the father of the woman said she was taken to the Lloydminster Hospital, and stabilized, and taken to hospital in Saskatoon via air ambulance, with positive updates reported.

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The man was taken to hospital due to injuries suffered in the same circumstance as the woman who was taken to Saskatoon, as they were both caught between parked vehicles struck by the truck.

However, he was not injured to the same degree, and was released from hospital on Sunday morning.

On Monday, Constable Grant Kirzinger of the Lloydminster RCMP told 106.1 The Goat Lyndon Samuel Thompson, of Onion Lake, Saskatchewan, has been charged in relation to the incident. Thompson, 22 years old from Onion Lake, has been charged with a total of 23 charges including; impaired driving causing bodily harm, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, 11 counts of fail to remain, and nine counts of mischief. Thompson was released on $5000.00 cash bail and will appear in Alberta Provincial Court on June 7, 2016. The investigation continues.

Police are asking for witnesses to come forward and give statements, in order to help the investigation.


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