Truck full of garbage crashes on Highway 402 leading to charge for Brampton trucker

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Published April 20, 2023 at 10:24 am

A Brampton trucker has been charged after police say a rollover crash spilled garbage and closed Highway 402 for several hours this week.

Just before 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday (April 18), The OPP says officers from the Middlesex County detachment were called to a stretch of Highway 402 between Kerwood Rd. and Sexton Rd. in Adelaide Metcalfe, approximately 45 kilometres west of London.

Police say a tractor-trailer loaded full of garbage was headed westbound on the 402 when the driver left the roadway and drove onto the centre median, rolling over onto its side and spilling its load.

The driver was transported to hospital with a non-life-threatening injury and the highway was down to just one westbound lane for some seven hours while crews were on the scene cleaning up from the crash, police said.

The OPP has charged a 26-year-old from Brampton with Careless Driving. Police have not released the name of the individual.

The accused is scheduled to appear in an Ontario Provincial Traffic Court to answer the charge at a later date. None of the allegations have been proven in court.

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