Friday, November 2, 2007

Black Box being investigated

Timmins Police Service is working to get court authorization to examine the “black box” device located on the late model Chevrolet pick up involved in a fatal crash on Power Avenue Monday.
The truck somehow drove off the roadway, onto the sidewalk, and into two schoolgirls who were walking home after school, and then into the schoolyard fence (see photo).
One child, 10-year-old Amelie Guertin, was killed.
The black box device, or Event Data Recorder (EDR) is located on many late model vehicles. It provides information on vehicle speed, engine speed, braking status, driver’s seat belt status and the times on airbag deployment.
Timmins traffic sergeant Randall Trebilcock says a court order is required to access the EDR and download the information.
Police are not releasing the name of the driver of the vehicle at this time. Trebilcock says the investigation continues.

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