THUNDER BAY – Crimebeat -Thunder Bay Police Service reports, “A Thunder Bay Police Traffic investigator is convinced that the child car seat saved a two year old boy’s life in a collision that happened at about 13:00EDT Wednesday at the corner of Theresa and Bruce Streets. A westbound Mercury SUV went through the posted stop sign and struck a southbound Chevrolet Cavalier sideways in the intersection. The impact sent both vehicles off the roadway.
Thunder Bay Police Investigate Accident
The driver of the SUV and four passengers, all aged between 17 and 18 years, suffered non-life threatening injuries. The driver and a passenger were transported to hospital by ambulance. The driver of the SUV has been charged with Careless Driving.
“In the other vehicle, the boy suffered significant facial cuts from the broken glass. His mother and father suffered non-life threatening injuries as well, and were attended to by paramedics at scene.
“The force of such a collision impact would have been potentially fatal had the child not been properly secured in the proper sized seating. It was correctly installed and worked as it is designed to.
Thunder Bay Police would like to remind all drivers who transport children in their vehicles that the responsibility falls entirely upon them to ensure that the children are properly protected by being belted in the proper seat and that it is properly installed.”
Thunder Bay Crime Report
Police were kept busy over the past twenty-four hours. There were five weapons offences responded to by officers in the reporting period. One weapons offence at 17:45 in the 900 Block of Arthur Street, another in the 200 Block of Windemere Avenue happened at 15:30EDT.
Thunder Bay Police are working hard. However to fully engage it takes the help of residents across the city to make their efforts more effective.
Residents seeing instances of criminal activity can report those incidents to police or can also go online to www.tipsubmit.com or to the Thunder Bay Police / Crimestoppers page on the Thunder Bay Police website.
Quality of Life calls continue to dominate the docket for Thunder Bay Police. There was yet another liquor offence responded to by uniformed officers in the downtown South Core. In May there were twenty calls for service where Thunder Bay Police were required to respond to that location.
The Alcohol Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) likely needs to step up its efforts to ensure that licensed establishments serving alcohol are following the regulations and legislation.
Police officers in the downtown cores of the city have their work cut out for them.
A solution would be in moving the Community Policing Office from its location behind the Food Court in Victoriaville to the front of the facility where officers could be positioned to not only respond to crime but also to serve to prevent crime too.
Councillor Joe Virdiramo, the Westfort Ward Councillor is head of the Police Services Commission. The Police Services Commission is the civilian oversight body for the Thunder Bay Police Service. As such they can not direct the day to day operations of the Thunder Bay Police Service. However they are the voice of the people of Thunder Bay on the issues.