No mechanical problems with transport which killed woman at Tim Horton’s

Sarnia Police blocked off a  large portion of the Tim Horton's parking lot  investigating an accident which killed a St. Thomas woman.

Sarnia Police blocked off a large portion of the Tim Horton’s parking lot investigating an accident which killed a St. Thomas woman.

The Ministry of Transportation says there were no mechanical problems which would have caused the collision which killed a woman in a Tim Horton’s parking lot in Sarnia.

Early Monday morning,  a St. Thomas woman left the cab of her common-law husband’s truck and was struck by the vehicle.Police aren’t sure what exactly happened but say the woman did not slip or fall.

She was taken to Bluewater Health with serious injuries only to be transferred to London Health Sciences Center where she died later that day.

An autopsy shows the woman died of severe trauma due to blood loss.

Sarnia Police Media Relations Officer Const. Heather Emmons says experts from the Ministry of Transportation were called to the scene to examine the transport which remained near the drive thru for most of the day. “They found nothing,” she says. “The vehicle was clear; there were no mechanical problems.”

And while mechanical problems have been ruled out as a cause of the collision, Emmons says “the investigation is far from complete.”

Police are continuing to talk to witnesses and are hoping people who may have been at the Tim Horton’s and saw something will call. “In this case, I’m sure there will be checking to see if there is video of the incident,” she says adding police “may have to go to head office” to get permission to view that.

Emmons says it may take weeks to determine if charges should be laid in the collision. Meantime, police are not yet releasing the name of the St. Thomas woman who was killed.

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