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Flag Person Injured by Irate Driver in Carbonear

Harbour Grace RCMP and paramedics were called to a report of a collision between a vehicle and a flag person in a construction zone on Water Street in Carbonear.

The incident happened back on Tuesday.

RCMP say that a vehicle entered the construction zone and was stopped by the flag person, who was not allowing vehicle traffic through.

The driver of the vehicle became irate and allegedly struck the flag person intentionally with his vehicle and fled the scene, driving through the construction zone.

The flag person was transported to hospital with minor injuries.

RCMP have charged a 55-year-old man from Carbonear with Assault with a Weapon and for offences under the Highway Traffic Act.

He has been released to appear in court on November 27.

Both the RCMP and Occupational Health and Safety are investigating the incident.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact the Harbour Grace RCMP at (709) 596-5014.

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