Construction zone crash leads to charges for Brampton driver
Published December 15, 2022 at 12:56 pm
A transport truck crash in a construction zone near the U.S. border has led to charges for a 64-year-old from Brampton.
The Elgin County OPP say officers were called to the westbound lanes of Hwy. 401 in the Municipality of Chatham-Kent around 2:10 p.m. on Wednesday for a collision.
Police say a transport truck had entered a closed portion of the highway and collided with a stationary trailer of construction equipment.
Two people were inside the truck at the time of the crash, and police say both occupants were transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Police have charged a 64-year-old from Brampton with careless driving. Police did not disclose any additional details about the driver.
The crash has police urging drivers to use extreme caution and lower their speed when approaching service vehicles and construction crews working on repairs and roadway maintenance.
Here are some tips to help avoid collisions on Ontario highways:
- Be ready for anything. Drivers should expect slowed or stopped traffic in construction zones.
- Drive at the posted speed limit and keep a safe distance between the vehicle in front of you.
- Avoid tailgating as sudden stops are frequent in construction zones.
- Watch for workers, signs, traffic signals and pavement markings