Driver Busted in Highway 11 Hit and Run

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OPP Northwestern Ontario Crime Report
OPP Northwestern Ontario

Highway 11 Driver Arrested by OPP

THUNDER BAY – A Milton Ontario driver has been charged following an OPP Investigation into a collision on Highway 11 on January 3 2014.

The thirty-one-year-old male driver faces charges under the Ontario Highway Traffic Act after a Youtube video that showed the driver

On Jan. 4, at 9:25 a.m. uniformed officers from the Nipigon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of accident on Highway 11, in the Municipality of Greenstone.

As shown in the video, the driver of a north-bound tractor trailer unit came around a curve and was then faced with a south-bound tractor trailer unit attempting to pass a Snow plough.

Attempting to avoid the danger of a collision, the driver of the north bound tractor trailer unit was forced to the right side of the road and collided with several guard posts before coming to a stop. The guard rail is still damaged and had the guard rail not stopped the northbound truck, the driver would have likely fallen about eight to ten metres down the embankment.

The south-bound driver did not stop.

The video recording of the incident was provided to the OPP by the north-bound driver.

The Nipigon detachment officers were, using the video, able to identify the vehicle and the driver of the south-bound tractor trailer unit.

The OPP have charges pending under the Ontario Highway Traffic Act against the driver from Milton, Ontario.

“It was obvious from the video which has garnered a lot of attention from social media sites that this incident could have easily resulted in much more tragic circumstances. I am proud of the dedicated work from the members of this detachment that resulted in the successful conclusion of this investigation and grateful for the concern this case has received from the public,” said Staff Sergeant Randy Bye, Detachment Commander, Nipigon OPP Detachment.