Snowplow/Vehicle Collision 

(Innisfil, ON) No one was injured in a collision involving a vehicle and a snowplow this morning in Innisfil.

On Friday, November 16, 2018, around 8:00 a.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to a two-vehicle collision on 20th Sideroad at Killarney Beach Rd. in Innisfil. A vehicle and a plow collided causing minor front end damage to the vehicle. No one was hurt.

This was one of several collisions we responded to during this snowstorm. The others included:

 

a vehicle that lost control on a snow covered road and struck a tree at 8:00 p.m. Thursday, November 15, 2018 at the 20th Sideroad and 6th Line in Innisfil

a collision involving an ambulance and a vehicle just after midnight on Innisfil Beach Rd. west of Yonge St. in Innisfil

a vehicle that lost control and hit a curb around 2:00 a.m. on Dissette St. in Bradford

a single vehicle roll over into a ditch at 7:56 a.m. on 9th Line at 20th Sideroad in Innisfil

 

Thankfully, there were no injuries in these collisions. South Simcoe Police Service wants to remind drivers to clear their vehicles of ice and snow and slow down on snowy, slick roads.

We’d also like to offer these tips from the Ministry of Transportation when driving near snowplows:

Stay back from working snowplows and other winter maintenance vehicles (e.g. trucks spreading salt or spraying anti-icing liquid) with flashing blue lights. You’ll see them on highways before, during and after a snowfall or storm.

Never pass a working snowplow – it’s very dangerous for you and the plow driver. Sight lines and visibility can be significantly reduced by blowing snow and the ridge of snow that the plow creates. Trying to pass between or around a snowplow could result in a severe – even fatal – collision.

Be patient – it takes time to clear the roads after a snowfall. If you’re driving behind a snowplow, wait for it to finish its job. Roads are plowed in sections, so you usually won’t be stuck behind a plow for more than 20-30 minutes.

On Thursday, November 15, 2018, South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to 63 calls for service.

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