WATCH: Tow truck in Brampton drives into oncoming traffic and runs red light


Published January 10, 2022 at 1:31 pm

Police in Brampton are looking into a video posted online showing a tow truck driving into oncoming traffic and running a red light at a busy intersection.

In the video posted to YouTube and Reddit, a white tow truck can be seen driving in to the wrong lane on Vodden St. East at the intersection of Centre St. North.

As the light turns green the truck pulls up alongside other drivers and swerves into the oncoming lanes, narrowly pulling back onto the right side of the road as a line of cars approaches head-on.

About a minute later the tow truck is again spotted impatiently inching its way through the intersection of Vodden and Main St. North before running a red light.

Dashcam footage captured the incidents, which occurred at approximately 2:09 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 9, according to the time stamp.

Footage of the incident had more than 1,300 views on YouTube as of Monday afternoon.

A spokesperson for Peel Regional Police (PRP) said officers were alerted to the incident but the complainant was not able to provide any information that would help in identifying the truck or operator at the time.

Officers from the PRP Road Safety Services team are looking into the and are attempting to identify the operator and vehicle.

“If the truck and driver are located, charges could be laid for various offences,” the spokesperson said.

Police said anyone who sees a tow truck driving dangerously or making traffic offences in Brampton and Mississauga to call 9-1-1 or contact Peel Regional Police at (905)-453-2121.

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