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Truck driver to be charged in Highway 11 viral video scare

Thursday, February 06, 2014   by: SooToday.com Staff
To see the frightening video mentioned in this release please visit our sister site Local2.ca.
 
NEWS RELEASE
 
ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE
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NIPIGON, ON - On January 4, 2014 at 9:25 a.m. members of the Nipigon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision on Highway 11, in the Municipality of Greenstone. 
 
The driver of a north bound tractor trailer unit came around a curve to be confronted with a southbound tractor trailer unit attempting to pass a snow plough truck. 
 
To avoid a head on collision, the driver of the northbound tractor trailer unit was forced to the right side of the road and collided with several guard posts before coming to a stop. 
 
The driver of the southbound tractor trailer unit continued south on Highway 11. 
 
There was no contact made between the two vehicles. A video recording of the incident was provided to police from the northbound driver.
 
Officers were subsequently able to identify the vehicle and the driver of the southbound tractor trailer unit. 
 
As a result of this investigation the OPP have charges pending under the Ontario Highway Traffic Act against a 31-year-old male 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." - Staff Sergeant Randy Bye, Detachment Commander, Nipigon OPP Detachment.
 
The investigation is continuing and the name of the driver cannot be released until formal charges have been laid.
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bounder 2/6/2014 6:51:54 PM Report

So no name, why not.
bounder 2/6/2014 6:51:54 PM Report

So no name, why not.
bounder 2/6/2014 6:51:55 PM Report

So no name, why not.
bounder 2/6/2014 6:51:55 PM Report

So no name, why not.
bounder 2/6/2014 6:53:40 PM Report

Good grief it's a repeater.
Working Man 2/6/2014 7:08:53 PM Report

Bounder,

His name wasn't posted because no formal charges were laid. The charges are pending..

right wing 2/6/2014 7:09:34 PM Report

Why don't you read and answer your own question.
habber 2/6/2014 8:28:39 PM Report

wow there was a plow lol
bemo13 2/7/2014 7:09:52 AM Report

wow, glad he's okay. it's scary that driver's licenses are handed out to anybody these days.
thomas 2/7/2014 7:33:07 AM Report

The next time you are held up with highway workers holding up traffic, be thankful.
The guy said in an interview yesterday that the little cable gard rail saved him from going over down the bank. Watch near the end: Each time the front of his truck bumps up in the video, is him hitting posts.
crashed13 2/7/2014 9:31:19 AM Report

I watched that video last night on "The National" news.
I was Crystal clear , the truck driver was a idiot.
TFinn 2/7/2014 9:54:39 AM Report

hmmmm truckers gettting a little taste of their own medicine...
Tag33&1/3rd 2/7/2014 4:38:49 PM Report

Still the driver could see that the truck was in his lane from far away--should have not kept going like that.
SaultGuy78 2/7/2014 11:36:00 PM Report

@Tfinn ... Actually it's a proven fact most transport accidents are caused by regular motorists being either stupid or impatient, so I wouldn't be too quick to insult "professional drivers". I could post YouTube video compilations showing hundreds of these cases.

That said, it's true that the passing rig was driven by an absolute moron.
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