A 60-year-old was charged after a trailer detached from his truck and struck another vehicle on Highway #21, near Sutton Park.
South-Bruce OPP received a report of a two-vehicle crash at 7:57 a.m. Oct. 17. Upon arrival, officers learned a red Ford F-250 had been moving south on the highway when a cattle trailer detached, striking the rear of a northbound grey Chevrolet Impala.
The driver of the Ford, an Ashfield – Colborne – Wawanosh Twp. man, was charged with insecure load. There were no injuries reported at the scene.
There were also no injuries reported from 15 separate crashes involving deer between Oct. 1 and Oct. 22. Of the 15 incidents, just one happened in daylight hours.
To help reduce the chance of a crash, police remind motorists to be particularly attentive from sunset to midnight, and the hours shortly before sunrise. Drivers should use extra caution when in areas known to have large deer populations, and when driving at night, use high beams to better illuminate the eyes of a deer. If you do spot a deer, slow down and use your horn with a long blast to frighten it away. Brake firmly, but stay in your lane – often more serious crashes occur when you lose control of your vehicle or you swerve into another vehicle’s path. Always wear your seatbelt, and don’t rely on deer whistles to protect you. Slow down, stay alert and in control.