Truck driver in shocking 401 crash claims they didn't see car: OPP

Jan 15 2020, 2:43 pm

Ontario Provincial Police have identified the drivers involved in a frightening collision caught on camera on the 401.

OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt confirmed there have been no injuries following the accident.

“No injuries to either driver, the truck driver claims he was unaware of the car… charges have not been laid as the investigation is ongoing,” he wrote.

On Wednesday, Schmidt posted a video that delves into further details about the collision, where a truck driver pushed a car across two lanes of the highway before reaching the shoulder.

He noted the OPP’s gratitude for the witnesses that came forward with information.

“Anyone with dashcam, with interesting stories like this, is always asked to call the police and identify what they have, what they’ve witnessed, because that could be a crucial piece of evidence that we’re looking for.”

Schmidt said lots of people are using dashcam today to protect themselves and to be able to look back on what’s happening in front of them on the highways.

“Because there’s no shortage of crazy and interesting situations that unfold in front of us on a day-to-day basis.”

The video of the incident, shared on social media, led the OPP to call for anyone with information to come forward on Tuesday afternoon.

If you witness anything on the highway, you can contact the police non-emergency line at 1-888-310-1122 to let them know you were a witness and are able to verify the truth in a story.

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