Driver in Burlington Skyway crash to appear in court

Sukhvinder Singh Rai is scheduled to appear in court Friday morning

The driver who crashed his truck into the Burlington skyway will appear in court Friday morning.

34-year old Sukhvinder Singh Rai has been charged with impaired driving.

On July 31, he drove over the Skyway with the box of his dump truck raised.

 It smashed into the steel superstructure of the bridge and caused extensive damage.

The collision forced the closure of the Toronto-bound lanes during the August long weekend, forcing cars to go either around or directly through Hamilton's core.

The collision happened at 3:40 p.m., on an afternoon with clear skies. No one was injured in the crash.

Rai is charged with one count of impaired operation of a motor vehicle and one count of blood alcohol level exceeding 80 milligrams while operating a motor vehicle.

He has been released from custody, but has had his licence suspended for 90 days following the incident on July 31.


A photo gallery of the Burlington Skyway collision that closed the bridge for days.

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  1. DavidW_8846 posted on 08/22/2014 09:27 AM
    Licence suspended for 90 days following the incident on July 31. Just for driving a dump truck drunk and destroying a bridge? Sure people could have died, but they didn't. Give the guy a break; these things happen.
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