Charges laid in January head on collision on HWY 72
Tim Brody - Editor
Ontario Provincial Police have charged a 36-year-old Sioux Lookout man with multiple driving infractions following the completion of their investigation into the head on motor vehicle collision which took place on Highway 72 on January 19.
The 36-year-old has been charged with four counts of careless driving causing bodily harm contrary to section 130(3) of the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) and driving while under suspension contrary to section 53(1) of the Highway Traffic Act.
The evening collision, which occurred 10 kilometres south of Sioux Lookout, east of Cedar Point Drive, involved a sports utility vehicle and a pick-up truck.
Police shared at the time, “The head on collision resulted in the driver of the SUV having to be extricated by the Sioux Lookout Fire Department. Northwest Emergency Medical Service (EMS) and OPP Technical Traffic Investigators were also called to the scene. Both drivers received serious injuries and were flown to Thunder Bay for further medical treatment. Three other passengers in the pickup truck also required further medical attention.”
Highway 72 was closed for over 12 hours as a result of the collision.
The 36-year-old is scheduled to attend Sioux Lookout Court on May 9 to answer to the charges.