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North Wellington OPP Reports - July 07, 2017

Web posted on July 07, 2017

DRIVER CHARGED AFTER COLLISION BETWEEN TRACTOR AND MOTORCYCLE

(TOWNSHIP OF WELLINGTON NORTH, ON) - On July 4, 2017 at approximately 4:00 p.m. Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Wellington North Fire Services and Guelph-Wellington Paramedic Services responded to a collision involving a Farm Tractor and a motorcycle on Concession 6 North, Township of Wellington North.

Investigation revealed that a New Holland farm tractor connected to a wooden wagon was travelling south bound on Concession 6 North. A 2001 Harley Davidson motorcycle was travelling south bound on Concession 6 North approaching the farm tractor from behind.

The farm tractor was slowing down and the motorcycle moved out to the north bound lane. At this point the farm tractor initiated a left turn into a private driveway. The left turn was directly across the path of the southbound motorcycle.

The motorcycle struck the hay wagon on the left side causing the motorcycle operator to lose control. The driver of the motorcycle was ejected off the motorcycle.

The driver of the motorcycle was transported by Guelph - Wellington Paramedic Services to a local hospital and was later air lifted to Hamilton General Hospital for further treatment.

23-year-old Brandon STEVENS of West Grey has been charged with Operating an unsafe combination of vehicles and careless driving contrary to the Highway Traffic Act. He is to appear in Guelph Provincial Court August 16, 2017 to answer to the charges.

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DRIVER CHARGED AFTER TRAFFIC COMPLAINT

(TOWNSHIP OF WELLINGTON NORTH, ON) - On July 4, 2017 at approximately 8:40 p.m. Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a traffic complaint regarding a burgundy truck travelling northbound on Highway 6 from Sideroad 5, Township of Wellington North. An officer located the vehicle as it entered Mount Forest.

Police spoke with the driver and an investigation resulted in several violations.

44-year-old Jacqueline DURWARD of Mount Forest has been charged with Using a Plate not Authorized for Vehicle and Drive While Under Suspension Contrary to the Highway Traffic Act (HTA). She has also been charged with Operate a Motor Vehicle without Insurance contrary to the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act.


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