Serious Accident Leaves Pedestrian with Life Threatening Injuries

Ontario Provincial Police Crime report

THUNDER BAY – On November 30, 2019, at approximately 6:10 a.m., officers from the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), as well as Superior North Emergency Medical Service (EMS) responded to a report of a motor vehicle / pedestrian collision on Highway 11/17 between Balsam Street and Red River Road.

The driver of a tractor-trailer was east bound on Highway 11/17 when the driver struck a pedestrian walking along the highway.

The pedestrian has been transported to hospital by ambulance with life threatening injuries.

OPP Technical Collision Investigators (TCI) are conducting the investigation with the assistance from Thunder Bay Police Sevice officers who are utilizing an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV-drone).

Highway 11/17 is now partially open to traffic in that area. More information will be provided as it becomes available as the investigation is continuing.

Police are asking anyone that may have witnessed the collision, observed a pedestrian walking in the area earlier this date or if you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.