Officers Involved in Collision Earlier Today.


At approximately 11:10 a.m. today officers with the Patrol Services Division of The Sault Ste. Marie Police Service were involved in a motor vehicle collision at the intersection of Wellington Street East and Bruce Street.

A Police Services vehicle carrying 2 officers and one in custody passenger was travelling Westbound on Wellington Street East near Bruce Street.  At the same time, a vehicle travelling Northbound on Bruce Street travelled through a red light and into the intersection.

The vehicles collided causing significant damage to both vehicles.  Several witnesses remained at the scene and offered assistance.  A short time later, one officer and the in custody passenger were transported to the hospital via ambulance with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the second vehicle, a 44 year old male from Sault Ste. Marie has been charged with one count of failing to stop for a red light under the Highway Traffic Act of Ontario.

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