Multi-Vehicle Crash Results in Charges for Truck Driver

September 19th, 2018

The driver of a tractor trailer has been charged with careless driving following a recent crash in Blind River, Ontario that involved four vehicles. A detailed article on the accident can be found here.

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), OPP Technical Collision Investigation, OPP Emergency Response Team, the Blind River Fire Department, and Mississauga First Nation Fire Department responded to a recent accident involving one car, two pickup trucks, and a tractor trailer. The incident occurred near the junction of Eastman Road and Highway 17—east of Mississauga First Nation.

One Injured

The car’s driver—a 54-year-old woman from Elliot Lake, Ontario—was taken to a Sudbury hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. No other injuries were reported. All vehicles were towed from the scene.

Charges Filed

After an official investigation, the man driving the tractor trailer received a provincial offence notice and was charged with careless driving under Section 130 of the Highway Traffic Act.

The investigation revealed the car and two pickup trucks had stopped for construction in the westbound lane of Highway 17 when a westbound tractor trailer struck the car from the rear. The car struck one pickup, which then collided with the other. The car spun before coming to rest in the eastbound lane of Highway 17. The tractor trailer came to rest in a ditch.

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