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Perth County OPP Reports - August 11, 2014

Web posted on August 11, 2014

CRASH RESULTS IN SNARLED TRAFFIC

(MUNICIPALITY OF NORTH PERTH, ON) - On Friday August 08, 2014, shortly after 4 p.m. Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were dispatched to a two vehicle collision at the intersection of Livingston Ave and Main St west in Listowel.

Investigation revealed that a Ford Taurus travelling west bound on Main St west at the intersection of Livingstone Ave, was struck by a Nissan Pathfinder that was travelling north bound on Livingstone Ave. The impact resulted in both vehicles coming to rest on the North West corner of the intersection.

The lone occupant of the Taurus, a 62 year old female driver from Howick Twp. was transported to a local hospital where she was treated for her minimal injuries. The 13 year old male passenger of the Pathfinder, a resident of Palmerston, was also transported to a local hospital and was treated there for his minimal injuries.

The female driver of the Pathfinder, a 45 year old Palmerston resident, sustained minimal injuries however she did not require transport to hospital. She has been charged with "fail to yield to traffic on through highway".

Livingston Ave has stop signs while Main St west is the through highway.

This collision resulted in traffic back-ups on Main St West until approximately 5:30 p.m. when the vehicles and debris were cleared from the roadway.

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HAND HELD COMMUNICATION DEVICE CHARGES

(MUNICIPALITY OF NORTH PERTH, ON) - Between 2 p.m. Friday August 08, 2014 and 1 p.m. Saturday August 09, 2014, Perth County Ontario Provincial Police Officers and members of the OPP West Region Highway Safety Division issued 14 tickets to motorists who deemed it necessary to operate their hand held electronic communication devices while driving.

On Friday between 2 and 8 p.m., thirteen motorists travelling through Listowel received $280 tickets for driving their motor vehicles while having communication devices in hand.

On Saturday August 09, 2014 around 1 p.m., a 34 year old male from Huron East felt the need to communicate on his hand held device while operating his farm tractor on Line 75 west of Atwood. Subsequent lack of attention to driving resulted in a minor collision between his tractor and a Jeep Wrangler.

Fortunately the impact did not result in injuries to the 44 year old male driver from Huron East operating the Wrangler. The impact caused minor damage to the rear bumper of the Wrangler.

The operator of the farm tractor was charged with "drive motor vehicle on a highway while using a hand-held wireless communication device".


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