NIPIGON, ON, Feb. 6, 2014 /CNW/ - On January 4, 2014 at 9:25 a.m.
members of the Nipigon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police
(OPP) responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision on Highway 11,
in the Municipality of Greenstone. The driver of a north bound tractor
trailer unit came around a curve to be confronted with a south bound
tractor trailer unit attempting to pass a snow plough truck. To avoid a
head on collision, the driver of the north bound tractor trailer unit
was forced to the right side of the road and collided with several
guard posts before coming to a stop. The driver of the south bound
tractor trailer unit continued south on Highway 11. There was no
contact made between the two vehicles. A video recording of the
incident was provided to police from the north bound driver.
Officers were subsequently able to identify the vehicle and the driver
of the south bound tractor trailer unit. As a result of this
investigation the OPP have charges pending under the Ontario Highway
Traffic Act against a 31 year old male driver from Milton, Ontario.
"It was obvious from the video which has garnered a lot of attention
from social media sites that this incident could have easily resulted
in much more tragic circumstances.I am proud of the dedicated work from
the members of this detachment that resulted in the successful
conclusion of this investigation and grateful for the concern this case
has received from the public." - Staff Sergeant Randy Bye, Detachment
Commander, Nipigon OPP Detachment.
The investigation is continuing and the name of the driver cannot be
released until formal charges have been laid.
SOURCE: Ontario Provincial Police
For further information:
Sergeant Shelley Garr
Community Services Coordinator/Media Relations
Phone: (807) 473-2734