Officer won’t be charged for fatal accident
Serious Incident Response Team releases report
A collision between a Cape Breton Regional Police vehicle and a 66-year-old man was a mistake caused by momentary inattention, according to a report on the incident filed by the province’s independent Serious Incident Response Team.
The team released its report Thursday regarding the April 4 accident in North Sydney that saw the man die at the scene of the accident.
“It would be impossible for me.”
“I get to meet new people. Well, they’re old friends but I have no clue who they are once I get back,” McDonald said. His mom added that now with the help of Facebook they are able to keep in touch a bit more.
Hall said the new device allows him to do handstands, cartwheels, lift weights, ride his bike and to keep up with his friends. Staying active is important because even a five-pound weight gain can cause a prosthesis to no longer properly fit, something that is already an issue for a grow- ing child. McDonald said his tumbling device may work better for some tasks such as push-ups if it was a bit shorter, and Hall said they will bring that feedback back to the War Amps.
“I said ‘That’s a great idea,’” she said.
“If you’re not satisfied with it, they’ll go and redo it for you again until you’re satisfied with it and comfortable with it.”
Hall said she learned how to do everyday tasks such as get dressed and tie her shoes with one hand so she could help McDonald learn how to do the same. But she said she’s constantly surprised by how adaptable he is and how he can figure out to do things on his own. “Half the time, it’s like, ‘How are you doing that?’” she said. McDonald’s favourite school subject is math, particularly multiplication and division, while his favourite video game is “Minecraft.”
“Zackery’s determination and zest for life is an inspiration to all,” Danita Chisholm, executive director of the Child Amputee Program, said in a statement. “With the public’s support of the key tag and address label service, we are happy to help young amputees like Zackery obtain the tools they need to enjoy some of their favourite activities.”
Zackery McDonald demonstrates how he is able to do a one-armed push-up.