Highway 61 Transport-Involved Collision Sends One Man to Hospital

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(THUNDER BAY, ON) – On December 17, 2019, at approximately 7:27 a.m., officers from the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Thunder Bay Fire Rescue and Superior North Emergency Medical Service (EMS) responded to a report of a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Highway 61 and Chippewa Road.

The driver of a Toyota sedan was northbound on Highway 61 when the driver of a tractor-trailer unit (TTU) failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection and entered onto Highway 61 from Chippewa Road. The TTU collided with the sedan.

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The male driver of the sedan was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The sedan sustained extensive damage.

The driver of the TTU was charged with Fail to Stop at Stop Sign contrary to section 136 (1) (a) of the Highway Traffic Act. The driver of the TTU did not sustain any injuries.

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Source: OPP

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2 Replies to “Highway 61 Transport-Involved Collision Sends One Man to Hospital”

  1. That section on the highway is a death trap. First people do NOT know how to merge. They fuck the dog riding the merge lane til the very last possible piece of it and then swing into the traffic when they had plenty of time before that and should have merged at the first opening and went with the flow. Second issue is that those drivers cruising along north bound on Hwy 61 will not let anyone slip into the flow of traffic and infact put the pedal to the metal to make sure nobody will get ahead of them. They think the road is exclusively theirs. Because no one seems to know how to drive there, they should reduce the speed to 60 Km for at least 1 km in each direction of that area.

    1. Agreed.

      In addition, vehicles heading northward making a right hand turn entering Chippewa road have the right of way when merging. Those entering Chippewa road from the north have a yield sign. Don’t know how many times I’ve been cut off or had to apply the brakes hard by assholes blowing past the yield sign without even slowing down.

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