agyqiyd · 2021-03-29

Police charge other driver in cruiser crash

Nottawasaga OPP have charged a 21-year-old Alliston man in connection with an OPP cruiser collision Feb. 24.

The man is charged with Turn Not in Safety, under the Highway Traffic Act.

The collision happened on Church Street South in Alliston at about 5 p.m. A cruiser, responding to an emergency call on Albert Street was northbound on the road and came up to a long line of cars.

The cruiser had its lights and sirens activated, but the cars did not move out of the way, according to police.

The officer pulled out to pass and as he was approaching the front of the line, the lead car in the group, a Honda Civic, turned left, and into his path. Both cars spun out into the west ditch, with the cruiser slamming into a sign for PPG Canada.

The driver of the Civic was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

The officer was not hurt.

E-mail reporter Kurtis Elsner at kelsner@simcoe.com