OPP RESPOND TO FOUR VEHICLE COLLISION
ON HIGHWAY 61 AND HARBOUR EXPRESSWAY INTERSECTION
(THUNDER BAY, ON) On Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at approximately 3:00 pm, officers from the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a four vehicle collision that occurred at the intersection of Highway 61 and Harbour Expressway.
An emergency service vehicle was east bound from Highway 11/17 making a left turn to continue east bound onto Highway 11/17 (Thunder Bay Expressway) with the emergency lights activated to proceed through the intersection.
The driver of a Kia Optima was east bound at the intersection on Highway 61, observed the emergency vehicle approach and came to a stop as required to allow the emergency vehicle to proceed through the intersection.
Further investigation revealed, two other vehicles involved, a Toyota Highlander and a Chevrolet Impala, approached from behind and came to a stop at the intersection. The driver of the fourth vehicle, a Ford truck, approached from behind and collided with the vehicles that were stopped.
The driver of the Ford truck, a 43 year old male from Thunder Bay was charged with Careless Driving contrary to the Highway Traffic Act.
The driver of the Chevrolet Impala, a 30 year old male from Pic River First Nation was charged with Drive Motor Vehicle-No Licence contrary to the Highway Traffic Act.
The Chevrolet Impala sustained extensive damage while the three other vehicles sustained moderate damages. There were no injuries reported.