Of­fi­cer won’t be charged for fa­tal ac­ci­dent

Se­ri­ous In­ci­dent Re­sponse Team re­leases re­port

Cape Breton Post - - FRONT PAGE - NORTH SYD­NEY

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.

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