Ontario Provincial Police News Portal [LANARK COUNTY] HIGHWAY # 15 COLLISION OUTSIDE CARLETON PLACE – CHARGES LAID 2015-06-15
(BECKWITH TWP, ON) – On June 11, 2015 at approximately 3:50 pm Lanark County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a motor vehicle collision at the intersection of Highway # 15 and the 10th Line of Beckwith. A passenger vehicle was stopped at the intersection and was hit from behind by a pick –up truck. Both of the vehicles caught on fire as well as a hydro pole. Beckwith Fire Department attended and extinguished the fires. Both drivers were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Highway #15 was temporarily closed for approximately 1 ½ hours.
As a result of the investigation the driver of the pick-up truck, 42 year old Susan BLANCHARD of Carleton Place is charged with Careless Driving contrary to the Highway Traffic Act of Ontario.