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OPP respond to 6 collisions. Injuries reported

OPP NEWS RELEASE ***************************** OPP respond to six motor vehicle collisions Injuries reported SAULT STE. MARIE - Sault Ste. Marie OPP responded to six motor vehicle collisions yesterday on area highways. At 8:45 a.m.
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OPP respond to six motor vehicle collisions

Injuries reported

SAULT STE. MARIE - Sault Ste. Marie OPP responded to six motor vehicle collisions yesterday on area highways.

At 8:45 a.m. on December 6, 2012, OPP and Batchewana Fire and Rescue responded to a two vehicle collision on Highway 17 North in Fisher Township.

A snow plow heading southbound on Highway 17 was being passed by a pick up truck when the snow plow made a left hand turn and struck the pick up truck.

A forty-eight year old female passenger of the pick up truck was transported to Sault Area Hospital by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the snow plow, 74-year-old George Douglas Vokes of Ryan Township, was charged under the Highway Traffic Act with left turn - fail to avoid reasonable opportunity to avoid collision.

At 2:20 p.m. on December 6, 2012 Sault Ste. Marie OPP and Batchewana Fire and Rescue responded to a single motor vehicle collision involving a tractor trailer on Highway 17 north in Tilley Township, near Mile 38 Road.

The tractor trailer was travelling southbound when the driver lost control on the snow packed highway. 

The vehicle hit several cable guide rail posts and spun around into the westbound ditch striking a hydro pole.

The 34-year-old male driver was transported to Sault Area Hospital by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries.

The vehicle had to be towed.

No charges were laid. 

Four more single vehicle collisions were reported, two on Highway 17 North, one on Highway 17 East and one on Highway 638 yesterday afternoon.

No injuries were reported but all four vehicles had to be towed.

OPP remind motorists that winter driving is upon us.

Adjust driving habits according the road and weather conditions that can change quickly this time of year.
 
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