Haviland Shores Causeway Accident. OPP Urge Motorists to Slow Down.

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The Sault Ste. Marie OPP detachment is urging motorists to slow down along stretches of the Trans Canada highway where construction zones are in play. Last night, (July 30th) around 7:30 pm,  a three vehicle collision happened near the Haviland Shores causeway where there is an active construction zone.

“Three trucks were involved, all northbound on Hwy 17.” Sgt Manuela Byrnes told Superior Media. “Two of the three trucks ran into the rear of each other, causing one to be hung up on the guardrail.”

One of the trucks was towing a U-Haul and one of the trucks was towing a recreational trailer.

Sgt. Byrnes stated that the potential for one of the construction zone flag people to have been seriously injured was apparent and the fact there were no life-threatening injuries is remarkable.

“Goulais Fire and Rescue were on the scene very quickly.” she said. “Sault EMS paramedics also attended at the scene.”

Goulais Fire and Rescue further helped to negotiate traffic which was backed up for approximately 4 hours. “With their help, we were able to intermittently allow for some traffic flow.”

Sgt Byrnes said that one of the challenging pieces of the accident was getting the tow trucks maneuvered into place.

“As a result of the investigation, two of the three drivers have been charged.”

As the long weekend approaches, the OPP will be out in full force on our highways and waterways. And thank goodness for that.

Please exercise caution when driving.

 

7 COMMENTS

  1. I live in Havilland and travel the HWY frequently..and yes some folks just need to SPEED and PASS all the time…they don’t slow down despite construction signs posted all over..I often hope to see them pulled over ahead by OPP as they fly on down the highway in this ridiculous hurry…WTF is so important one cannot just chill and SLOW DOWN..
    Good to know police presence will be out and about more, especially over the long weekend!

  2. Yesterday , driving the speed limit on that highway, every car passed me, even in the construction zones! Where it’s 90 they go 110. Where it’s 80 they do 100. Seemed like it anyhow!

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