Police commend Hummer driver for preventing crash

Global News

EDMONTON – Edmonton Police are commending the actions of a Good Samaritan driver after he purposely drove in front of another vehicle headed towards four young pedestrians.

“He did a very valiant thing,” said Scott Pattison with the Edmonton Police Service. “Obviously, police don’t recommend people do those sorts of things that put their own lives in jeopardy but certainly, we could have been talking about a very different story today.”

Police were called to a two vehicle collision near 83 Street and 84 Avenue at around 4:30pm on Friday, August 31st. After investigating, officers discovered that a Pontiac G5 was likely speeding north on 83 Street from 82 Avenue. The driver was allegedly speaking on his cell phone and passed several vehicles that were stopped to let four children use the crosswalk at 84 Avenue, near Bonnie Doon Shopping Mall.

At the same time, Darrell Krushelnicki was leaving the…

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