Brampton driver charged after crash at Blue Water Bridge border crossing


Published April 7, 2022 at 2:45 pm

A commercial truck driver from Brampton has been charged after a crash near the Canada-U.S. Blue Water Bridge border crossing in Sarnia.

Around 7:00 a.m on Tuesday (April 5), members of the Lambton County OPP detachment were notified of a motor vehicle collision on Highway 402 west of Indian Road.

When officers arrived on scene along with first responders from Sarnia Fire and Lambton Emergency Medical Service they found a collision involving multiple commercial motor vehicles, some of which were lined up to cross the Bluewater Bridge which connects Sarnia to Port Huron, Michigan.

One driver was transported to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

Tow companies were called to remove the vehicles and clean the debris, and the highway was reopened nearly 12 hours later around 6:30 p.m.

Police have charged a 30-year-old driver from Brampton with Careless Driving.

The name of the accused has not been released by police.

Police are encouraging drivers to pay attention to traffic and road conditions.

If you suspect that a driver’s attention is distracted or see a vehicle operating in an erratic manner you can contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or by calling 9-1-1.

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