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Seen this afternoon on Trunk Road (6 photos)

Sunday, February 23, 2014   by: Staff

Trunk Road was reduced to one lane this afternoon following a collision involving two cars and one pick up truck.

A loyal reader submitted photos of the incident and told us that there didn't appear to be any serious injuries resulting from the collision.

Police, fire and ambulance were in attendance at the scene.

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happy camper 2/23/2014 8:08:21 PM Report

Come on where are all the comments about this one??????
B Boy 2/23/2014 8:21:47 PM Report

Don't worry, pretty soon the locals will hop on here & blame Harper. lol
Sam C 2/23/2014 8:46:45 PM Report

Doesn't say when that occurred, but... shortly after 4pm I turned off Old Garden River onto Second Line westbound, and took the left turn lane in preparation for turning onto Gt Northern.

I was just approaching the Shell when I noticed an ambulance approaching from behind. I would have had to cross 3 lanes to pull to the right, and there was no other traffic, so I stopped and put my 4-ways on and waited for it to pass. (Chances were very good it was going to turn right and go to the hospital, as it had come up the Second Line hill.)

Just after the ambulance crossed OGR, a pickup pulled out of the Water Tower parking lot in front of the ambulance. It took several seconds for him to realize there was an ambulance on his back bumper and stop, so that the ambulance could overtake him.

I'm not sure how this guy didn't see or hear the ambulance, but it was a very astonishing bit of driving.
Dead End Kid 2/23/2014 8:51:16 PM Report

Maybe he had the tunes cranked up.
Take 2/24/2014 7:59:47 AM Report

Here some info from the Sault Police Services:
On the 23Feb14 at 4:11 p.m. police attended the 100 block of Trunk Road for a motor vehicle collision with injuries. An investigation revealed that 54 year old Robert John LAROCQUE of 19 Charlotte Drive, Sault Ste. Marie was driving one of the vehicles involved. A female driver of the second vehicle was transported to hospital with minor injuries. LAROCQUE was determined to be a suspended driver, disqualified for life. He has been arrested and charged for driving while disqualified and breach of a recognizance for violating the bail condition not occupy the driver's seat of any motor vehicle'. He will appear in Bail Court Monday a.m.
Sam C 2/24/2014 10:09:47 AM Report

Dead End... he looked to be in his 60s, but maybe he had his tunes cranked, but... there's the whole bit about not SEEING an ambulance approaching. It caught my attention in my rear-view mirror. Surely he should have seen it before he pulled out of the driveway -- IF he had only looked to his right.
Slim Shady 2/24/2014 11:39:15 AM Report

This POS will not learn. Habitual drunk driver that has injured people in accidents. He will kill someone. Obviously taking away his license has not worked and he continues to drive unlicensed and uninsured. Jail time has not worked either. Time for a mandatory prison sentence… of at least 5 years without the possibility of parole. Mandatory detox and alcohol treatment – alcohol ban for life. When he is release he should report to a halfway house for the next 2 years. He should be subjected to random alcohol and drug testing for life. If he violates after his release he should be given another 5 year prison stint!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

At approximately 4:30 yesterday afternoon, officers observed a male known to them to be a prohibited driver operating a 1994 Chevrolet pickup truck in the downtown area. When officers attempted to block the driver, he collided with one of the police cars causing minor damage to both vehicles. 53 year old Robert Larocque of 19 Charlotte Drive was charged with driving while prohibited and will be appearing in bail court.

Monday, March 17, 2008

The driver, 48 year old Robert LAROCQUE OF 564 Wellington St. West, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario was arrested and charged under the Criminal Code with Impaired Driving, Driving with over 80 milligrams Of Alcohol, and Driving while Disqualified.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Yesterday afternoon city police stopped a vehicle on Wellington St.W. which was being operated with improper licence plates. Upon speaking to the driver the officers determined that he was a disqualified driver. As a result Robert Larocque, age 48 of 564 Wellington St.W. was arrested and charged with one count of drive while disqualified. He will be appearing in court on Feb 25th at 9:00 am.

Friday, August 01, 2003

DRIVING WHILE DISQUALIFIED FOR LIFE. Yesterday during the noon hour, patrol officers were doing selective traffic enforcement in the downtown area. At 12:55 pm they observed the accused, Robert Larocque, age 43 of 546 Wellington Street West, operating a 1991 Isuzu red sedan, as he drove up to the area where they were checking cars on Gore Street. A police records check revealed he was on a court ordered suspension for life for drinking and driving offences. Larocque was arrested at 1:00 pm and charged with Driving while Disqualified. He will appear in court on September 8th.

Slim Shady 2/24/2014 11:42:32 AM Report

My heart sank when I see a young boy being helped out of a vehicle! I hate drunk drivers! NO EXCUSES! I recognized Laroque's name... He is a well known drunk driver. He has be disqualified for life over 10 years ago! He still offends!
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