(THUNDER BAY, ON) – After the double whammy incident that happened last night which saw a tractor-trailer unit slam into the ditch, is now being removed.
After the transport slammed into the ditch, first responders arrived on location and started to sort out the situation. Shortly after, the driver of the transport along with two police officers, a firefighter and two paramedics were injured when a passing transport hit a waiting ambulance that was parked on the side of the road.
An officer, two paramedics and the driver of the transport were in the ambulance. A firefighter and another police officer were standing outside but near the ambulance.
Travellers are asked to exercise extra caution when passing by the wreck and the emergency responders on location. Remember to always move over and give them room to work. The roadway may be closed for a very short time.
Nobody was seriously injured last night, as injuries were described as “minor” by the Thunder Bay Police Service.
The debate is raging on about whether cross country transports should be diverted from Highway 102/Dawson Rd to Highway 11/17, which is the Trans-Canada highway. A 43-year-old male from Port Coquitlam was charged for hitting the ambulance.
ANSWER THIS POLL
Where should cross country traffic go?
- 11/17 (Through Kakabeka) (47%, 71 Votes)
- Keep it as is (both) (43%, 66 Votes)
- Highway 102 (10%, 15 Votes)
Total Voters: 152
Photo Credit: Thomas M