(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Another collision on Dawson Road/Highway 102 involving a transport has happened this evening.
The incident has traffic jammed up and motorists performing U-turn maneuvers to get out of the situation. Dawson/102 is completely closed off between Mapleward Road and Townline Road due to the incident.
We have been told the situation unfolded around Gus Wuori road, on Dawson/102. Numerous emergency vehicles were seen rushing towards the incident with their flashing lights blazing.
There is no way to be certain of what has caused the traffic jam, but we have been told the collision was between a transport and an ambulance.. The ambulance was responding to a vehicle roll over when it was struck by the transport. The roadway in question is notorious for collisions.
Two police officers, two paramedics and a firefighter were injured when the ambulance was struck by a transport. The ambulance contained a police officer, the driver of the rolled over tractor trailer at the time. When the transport hit the ambulance it sent it flying, which caused it to injure another police officer and firefighter. Two paramedics also sustained minor injuries.
A 43-year-old Port Coquitlam B.C. man has been charged with Careless Driving.
“Tonight while attending to a single vehicle roll over on HWY 102 an ambulance was struck by a passing transport. Five emergency personnel are being assessed for what appear to be minor physical injuries.
We are thankful this did not result in more severe injuries.
We want to remind everyone that when road conditions deteriorate you must reduce your speed appropriately.
Also, we want to make it abundantly clear that when an emergency vehicle is pulled over or sitting anywhere on the roadway with emergency systems activated it is the law to slow down and pull over.
Our people want to go home at the end of their shift, please do your part to make sure they do.” – SNAPP
Please avoid the area if at all possible, as traffic is crawling at this present time. Injuries are unknown at this time.
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