A delivery truck driver was fired after a video that apparently drove people through puddles to splash pedestrians was shared online.
In a Dashcam video posted on YouTube last week, a person drives a Black & McDonald van can soak three different groups of people on a street near the University of Ottawa. In any case, you can see that the van always rolls onto the sidewalk when people pass by.
According to the timestamp of the video, the incident took place shortly before 15.30. Local time on the 27th of July.
As of Monday, the clip was viewed over 900K times
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"We apologize to anyone who was affected by the recent Ottawa incident of unacceptable driving by one of our delivery vans," the company wrote in a message shared on Facebook, adding that her co-worker is now had been fired.
"We want to assure the public that safety is our number one priority, which is an isolated incident and the person is no longer employed by Black & McDonald," she continued.
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Sgt. Mark Gatien of the Ottawa Police also confirmed that the driver had been fired in a statement published on social media on Sunday.
"Van Splashing Incident Update – I'd like to thank Black & MacDonald Ottawa Div for their swift and determined action in this matter – the driver of this van has been terminated by the company," he wrote.
On Monday, a spokesman for the Ottawa Police Department confirmed to the people that charges had not been brought against the van driver.
"The matter has looked and we are not asking the person," the spokesman said.
"We now hold the file closed," Gatien said Sunday after the Ottawa Sun . "The result of the employer we feel is enough of a lesson we have learned for him and your readers and audiences."