TWO COLLISIONS INVOLVING INJURIES FRIDAY MORNING

TWO COLLISIONS INVOLVING INJURIES FRIDAY MORNING

(NORTH BAY, ON) – Members from the North Bay Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to two collisions Friday morning, July 17, 2015.

The first collision was at 6:55 a.m., involving a motorcycle on Highway 17, Beaucage Township.  The westbound motorcyclist lost control when his bike swerved to miss an obstacle that fell out of a vehicle.

The driver suffered serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

An 18 year old male from North Bay was charged with insecure load, contrary to section 111(2) of the Highway Traffic Act.

The second collision happened at approximately 8:50 a.m., on Highway 11, City of North Bay.  A vehicle was southbound when the driver noted that he had missed his turn.  The driver changed lanes to use the “authorized vehicles only” turn around.  While changing lanes, he pulled in front of a southbound vehicle in the passing lane causing a collision.

The driver of the vehicle changing lanes was a 23 year old male from New Brunswick, and he was charged with unsafe lane change contrary to section 154(1)(a) of the Highway Traffic Act.  He was also informed that the only vehicles authorized to use the turn-around are ambulances, utility vehicles, tow trucks, fire trucks and police cruisers.

One of the involved vehicles had four occupants with one person suffering minor injuries while the second vehicle had three occupants with two persons suffering minor injuries.