The Glengarry News

Fire fighter hurt, cruiser hit

richard Feb 6, 2016 - 6:12pm

A fire fighter was injured and an Ontario Provincial Police vehicle was struck following accidents on Highway 401 Saturday morning near Lancaster.
At about 7:54 a.m., Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers responded to a report of a collision involving a South Glengarry Fire Department tanker truck. The truck was responding to another reported collision
when the volunteer firefighter driving the truck lost control, causing the unit to roll over. The driver was transported to hospital suffering from non-life threatening injuries.
Police closed off a section of the westbound lanes of Highway 401 re-routing traffic at the Lancaster exit. At approximately 8:40 a.m., a passenger vehicle lost control and collided with an unattended OPP vehicle used to alert oncoming traffic. A
female passenger in the vehicle received minor injuries. The 31-year-old male driver from Mirabel was charged with driving without insurance or permit.
A section of the highway remained closed for approximately three hours.