Lethbridge Police Charge Man in Connection to Death of 10-Year-Old Pedestrian

Lethbridge, Alberta – Lethbridge Police have charged a 52-year-old man with careless driving in connection with a collision last month that claimed the life of a 10-year-old boy.

On April 13, 2020 at approximately 3:33 p.m. police responded to a pedestrian collision at the intersection of Whoop Up Drive and Aquitania Boulevard West. Investigation by the Traffic Response Unit determined an SUV travelling southbound on Aquitania Boulevard was facing a yield sign when it proceeded to make a right turn into the westbound lanes of Whoop Drive and struck two young boys crossing with their father in the crosswalk. The father was not injured, but a nine-year-old boy sustained minor injuries and a 10-year-old boy suffered life-threatening injuries. The 10-year-old was transported to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

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Neil Martin Skjodt, 52, of Lethbridge, is charged with careless driving under the Traffic Safety Act, which includes an automatic court appearance. Skjodt is scheduled to appear in court Aug. 11.

Lethbridge Police Service

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