MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISION
(South Glengarry) – On February 6, 2016 at approximately 7:54am, Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry (SD&G) Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers responded to a report of a collision involving a South Glengarry Fire Department Response Vehicle on Highway 401 (westbound lanes), South Glengarry Township. Investigation indicated that the Fire Department Tanker Truck was responding to another reported collision when the adult male driver (volunteer firefighter) lost control causing the unit to rollover. The driver was transported to hospital suffering from non-life threatening injuries.
Police closed off a section of the westbound lanes of Highway 401 re-routing traffic at the Lancaster exit. At approximately 8:40am, a passenger vehicle lost control and collided with an unattended SD&G OPP vehicle used to alert oncoming traffic. A female passenger in the vehicle received minor injuries. The 31-year-old male driver from Mirabel, Quebec is charged with;
– Drive Motor Vehicle – No Insurance (Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act)
– Drive Motor Vehicle – No Licence (Highway Traffic Act (HTA)
– Drive Motor Vehicle – No Currently Validated Permit (HTA)
– Fail to Notify change of Address
The noted section of the highway remained closed for approximately three (3) hours as officers processed the scenes. Investigations continue.
Note…It is imperative that motorists reduce speeds during adverse weather conditions and drive cautiously leaving ample stopping distance between vehicles. They should also be cognizant of Emergency Vehicles and personnel on duty at incidents like the one noted above…our lives depend on it!!