VIDEO: Dawson Road/Highway 102 Transport Crashes

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(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Once again, a transport has crashed into the ditch along an infamous and controversial stretch of roadway in our region.

Dawson Road / Highway 102 moves traffic from Highway 11/17 at Red River Road back out to Highway 11/17 at Sistonen’s Corner.

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It appears that sometime overnight, a transport left the roadway and slammed into the ditch.

The incident happened on Highway 102 just west of Highway 589.

Clean up crews are likely assembling, preparing and are expected to rendezvous at the location later today.

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Remember, when crews are working on any roadway, it is the law to “slow down and move over”, this includes tow truck operators.

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13 Replies to “VIDEO: Dawson Road/Highway 102 Transport Crashes”

  1. Would be nice to find some stats on driver experience vs accident rate.
    I would bet a Outlaws burger that this was a “new” driver.

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  2. Funny how you never hear about transports going in the ditch when they use the truck route, get the trucks off 102!!!

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    1. I guess Jules u don’t listen to any news. Fiery deaths west of 102 on 17, accident on 11 and 1 near Marathon on 17, all in a couple of weeks. It’s the drivers. The Kings Highway 102 has paved shoulders. This highway has been there for decades. No one forced you to move out there. Blame the City for all the congestion West of the Expressway for 4 blocks, both on Arthur and Dawson. If you really have a fear of transports, then you shouldn’t be driving!

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  3. Better take the trucks off 102…. commence whiners now. First one all winter, meanwhile every week there’s a truck incident on every other highway in the area. Lol. Better pull all the transports off every road, right whiners?

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    1. You are an uniformed idiot check the windy road have you driven there ever WOW stupid or what the truck route does not ALLOW people to live there and if lucy kloostershit OLIVER township if you do not know whined it would cripple KB get it changed because the trucks do NOT stop in KB it would have been finished as planned PROPERLY the people outside kb sold easements to that taxpayers paid for and is unused WASTE OF OUR $ get HER to pay unreal . if u dought me google it SHE Fd it up

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  4. Jilly, no way the first. The other roads have had more than one each; but 102 is not built for the heavy traffic through a rural residential area…o, not driveways every 20-50 feet, bur often enough and often enough in blind spots. This same corner where this accident occurred has sent quite a few transpos onto the ditch and into the farmer’s fence, it has killed a few, and it sent me and my child into the ditch (black ice) along with several also going topsy-turvy (full of kids) and many into the ditches. No whining, just lucky. You don’t hear about this kind of accident on the proper 11-17 highway; at least I have not yet. Why is this different? Inexperienced drivers? Poorly maintained roads? Highway not quite up to snuff for transpos? Ah, we need better roads up here. Start barking at the politicians, not we who live here.

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    1. I think if they want to slow the trucks down a bit,they should open the weigh station a lot more. It may as well be closed for the amount of time it is open!

    2. Sorry Marlene but the King’s Highway 102 is built to the standards. Rural Residential?? What have you been smoking?? Try just Rural. Funny how you have numerous people’s driveways running off of highways all over the country. Most of the complaints about the King’s Highway 102 seems to be women.

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    3. That Highway was built long before that area became a residential area. People who bought property there ought to have considered that fact BEFORE they purchased. Now some are whining because the highway is still being used as a highway. Sorry but the world does not revolve around them. If they dont like the area, they ought to pack up and move.

  5. Over A Million Miles, I live on 102 not even a half kilometer from Law Road where recently a truck ran off the road; and as the EMTs were in the ambulance treating the driver, another truck came at full speed around the blind corner, where the intersection is, and hit the ambulance and barely missed the police standing there. I’ve lived here for 48 years; and while there have always been trucks, there have never been so many and so fast-travelling. The MTO told all of us decades ago that no new driveways would be allowed because of poor sight lines, and adequate sight lines are built in to hwy. 11-17. Yes, I am female, and so what? By the way, in that less than half km away to Law Rd. to our place, we have about a dozen neighbours with driveways, some blind, some not. Not quite rural. Yett, he school buses won’t even stop here because of the poor sight lines.

    1. All it would take, Marlene, is for the police to carry sandwich boards stating accident ahead slow to 50 kph. Then place them at a reasonable distance back from the accident. Problem solved! Welcome to the real world Marlene, more cars, trucks, transports, trains and planes. Maybe it’s time for you to move to the Urban center and ride the trolley. lol

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