THUNDER BAY – Police have concluded an investigation into a collision between a police unit and a civilian vehicle. The Traffic Unit has concluded the investigation into the collision which occurred Friday (March 21)evening at approximately 9:30 p.m.
The TBPS marked cruiser was traveling south on Waterloo Street when it came into a collision with a Subaru sedan in the intersection at Victoria Avenue.
The officer driving the police cruiser has been charged with a red light violation of the Highway Traffic Act.
Red light — s. 144(18)
(18) Every driver approaching a traffic control signal showing a circular red indication and facing the indication shall stop his or her vehicle and shall not proceed until a green indication is shown.
Exception-emergency vehicle — s. 144(20)
(20) Despite subsection (18), a driver of an emergency vehicle, after stopping the vehicle, may proceed without a green indication being shown if it is safe to do so.
Investigation has shown that the cruiser was displaying emergency lights and the siren was activated, but the driver did not come to a stop before proceeding.