OTTAWA – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Ottawa Detachment, along with the Ministry of Transportation are investigating a collision that occurred on Highway 417.
On February 9, 2018 at approximately 11:09am, a Commercial five ton dual axle cube van was travelling westbound near the Parkdale exit, when the front driver’s side wheel detached. The detached wheel struck an eastbound vehicle causing airbags to deploy. The tire then proceeded back over the median into the westbound lanes landing on the windshield or another vehicle.
As a result of this investigation a 31 year old male was issued a summons for court for Operating an Unsafe Vehicle as per Section 84 of the Highway Traffic Act (HTA).
The investigation is continuing.
“It was miraculous that no one was injured in this Collison”, A/Detachment Commander Bob Wheeler stated.