THUNDER BAY – NEWS – On Wednesday, April 12th, a three-vehicle collision occurred on the north side of Thunder Bay, resulting in one driver being charged with careless driving.
The Thunder Bay Police Service, Fire Rescue, and Superior North EMS paramedics were dispatched to the scene at the intersection of Court and River Streets at approximately 3:05 p.m.
One of the vehicles involved was a motorcycle, and its driver, a 57-year-old Thunder Bay man, was taken to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre for treatment of their injuries. Although the driver remains in the hospital with serious injuries, they are not believed to be life-threatening.
The Thunder Bay Police Service’s Traffic Unit is currently investigating the incident. According to their findings, the driver of an SUV, a 47-year-old man, failed to stop for a red light at the intersection while travelling northbound on Court Street. The SUV then collided with the motorcycle driver in the intersection, and subsequently hit a second SUV that was travelling southbound and had stopped for the red light.
As a result of the investigation, the driver of the northbound SUV is now charged with Careless Driving Causing Bodily Harm and is scheduled to appear in court in June.
This incident serves as a reminder to all drivers to exercise caution and obey traffic signals while on the road to prevent accidents and harm to others.