OPP TRAFFIC BRIEFS: Charge laid in three-vehicle frontal collision

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SOUTH ALGONQUIN TWP. – A serious three-vehicle collision on Highway 60 sent one person to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries on Aug. 1.

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Shortly after 2:30 p.m., members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Killaloe Detachment, assisted by Nippissing District Paramedics and members of the South Algonquin and Madawaska Valley Fire Departments, responded to a serious three-vehicle collision on Highway 60. , near Highway 127 in South Algonquin Township.

The driver of this passenger car has been charged with careless driving in connection with a three-vehicle collision on Highway 60 in South Algonquin Township. Monday afternoon. Photo by Ontario Provincial Police jpg, PM

Police say the driver of a passenger car was traveling eastbound on Highway 60 and crossed the center line, hitting an oncoming sport utility vehicle (SUV). A van following the SUV westbound was also struck by the passenger car and came to rest on a rocky embankment.

The driver of the Montreal passenger car was transported by ambulance with non-life-threatening injuries, while the passenger was uninjured. The 42-year-old driver of the SUV, who was traveling from Ottawa, and their two passengers were not injured. The 61-year-old driver of the van, from Tiny Township, and a passenger were treated at the scene by paramedics and released.

Following a police investigation, the 55-year-old driver of the Montreal passenger car was charged with reckless driving and issued a notice under the Provincial Offenses Act.

The passenger car and van were towed off the scene. The freeway was reduced to one lane of traffic for approximately one hour to facilitate the investigation and removal of the vehicle.

If you are reporting an occurrence that does not require immediate police assistance, please call 1-888-310-1122. If you would like to speak to someone at the Killaloe OPP Detachment, call 613-757-2600.

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Stunt driving load

BONNECHERE VALLEY TWP. – A Bampton driver faces a stunt charge after police say they recorded the 25-year-old traveling 40mph over the speed limit.

On July 28, shortly before 11:00 p.m., officers from the Killaloe OPP Detachment conducted a traffic stop on a pickup truck on Highway 41 in Bonnechere Valley Township.

According to the police, the driver was traveling at 144 km/h in a zone posted at 80 km/h. The driver was charged with operating a motor vehicle while performing a stunt – speeding contrary to the Highway Code. The defendant was served a subpoena to appear in court at the Ontario Court of Justice in Killaloe. The vehicle was towed and impounded for 14 days. The driver’s license was seized and suspended for 30 days.

A 25-year-old Bampton driver is facing a stunt charge after the Ontario Provincial Police recorded the vehicle he was driving at 144 km/h in an 80 km/h zone on Highway 41 in Bonnechere Valley Township.  Photo by Ontario Provincial Police
A 25-year-old Bampton driver is facing a stunt charge after the Ontario Provincial Police recorded the vehicle he was driving at 144 km/h in an 80 km/h zone on Highway 41 in Bonnechere Valley Township. Photo by Ontario Provincial Police jpg, PM

The Killaloe OPP reminds motorists that aggressive driving is dangerous and is a leading contributor to fatal collisions on OPP patrolled roads.

Minor injuries in a single-vehicle collision

MADAWASKA VALLEY – Minor injuries were reported after a single-vehicle collision on private property on Aug. 1.

Shortly before 11 a.m., police responded to a single-vehicle collision involving a sports utility vehicle (SUV) just off Arena Road in Madawaska Valley Township.

An SUV hit and damaged a fence just off Arena Road in the Madawaska Valley Monday morning around 11 a.m.  Photo by Ontario Provincial Police
An SUV hit and damaged a fence just off Arena Road in the Madawaska Valley Monday morning around 11 a.m. Photo by Ontario Provincial Police jpg, PM

According to police, the lone driver of the SUV suffered a loss of control and hit a fence causing damage. The 66-year-old driver from Barry’s Bay was taken to hospital by paramedics with non-life-threatening injuries. The Township of Madawaska Valley was notified of the damage, the vehicle was towed and no charges were laid.