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Two OPP officers charged in separate Huron County crashes

PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 7:44 am
by Thomas
Two OPP officers are charged after remarkably similar but separate crashes in Huron County last week.

In both, three days apart, an officer did a u-turn in his marked cruiser and crashed into an oncoming vehicle, the OPP said in two news releases Monday.

The first collision occurred last Wednesday on Brussels Line in Huron East. The officer had just completed a traffic stop, when he tried to make a u-turn and collided with a southbound vehicle.

“The southbound vehicle rolled and came to rest on its side” after the crash, police said.

Both vehicles were damaged, but neither driver was hurt.

Then, three days later, another officer completed a traffic stop on London Line and tried to make a u-turn. That cruiser also collided with a southbound vehicle.

Once again, the vehicles were damaged but no one was hurt, police said.

Both officers have served with the OPP for just more than a year, according to the OPP.

Both are charged with “start from a stopped position, not in safety,” a Highway Traffic Act offence. ... ssels-line ... 3/TextView