July 4 - COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE DRIVER CHARGED AFTER COLLISION

 


FROM/DE: Upper Ottawa Valley OPP                                                         DATE: July 4, 2018

 
COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE DRIVER CHARGED AFTER COLLISION
 
 
(LAURENTIAN VALLEY TWP, ON) – The Upper Ottawa Valley Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a single Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) collision in the early morning hours of July 4, 2018.  The collision occurred in the 400 block of Forest Lea Road in Laurentian Valley Township just before 3am.  The tractor-trailer unit was eastbound on Forest Lea Road when it left the roadway, travelled through guard posts and eventually came to rest at the bottom of an embankment.  The CMV sustained extensive damage.
 
The driver, 40-year-old Tim ALEXANDER of Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Quebec, was taken to hospital by ambulance with minor injuries.  As a result of the investigation he has been charged with careless driving under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA).  The CMV, which was transporting paint, began leaking fuel and paint as a result of the collision.  The Ministry of the Environment (MOE) has been contacted to attend. 

 

 

 

Contact:  Cst. Shawn Peever

                Upper Ottawa Valley OPP Detachment

                (613) 732-3332 - office

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