Canadian soldier swerved to avoid collision: sources
Ottawa — The accident that killed a Canadian soldier in Afghanistan on Thursday occurred when the driver of his armoured vehicle swerved to avoid a head-on collision with an oncoming car, The Canadian Press has learned.
Military sources said the LAV-3 — its inherent tippiness exaggerated by armour plates added recently to protect soldiers from explosions — rolled over after a civilian car with no headlights suddenly appeared out of the dark.
"It was a reaction by a driver who at the last second had to make a move to avoid a collision with an oncoming car that had no headlights on."Now had this been an American military patrol the civilians would have been crushed.