(West Nipissing, ON.) – On 05 July 2012 at approximately 9:30 AM a crash occurred between a delivery van and a fuel truck. The collision occurred as the driver of the delivery van attempted to cross the Highway 17 from Drive-In Road to Levac Road. The Eastbound fuel truck could not avoid the collision. Both drivers were transported to West Nipissing Hospital by ambulance and treated for minor injuries.
The OPP was assisted by West Nipissing Police and closed the highway for approximately eight and half hours. West Nipissing Fire Service initiated the cleanup under the direction of the Ministry of the Environment (MOE). An undermined amount of diesel fuel and gasoline did escape from the tanker truck.
The driver of the delivery truck, a 52 year old male from West Nipissing, has been charged under the Highway Traffic Act for Fail to Yield to Traffic on Through Highway.
OPP on the scene of a two-vehicle collision
OPP are warning drivers Highway 17 West between Drive-in Road and Leblanc Road in West Nipissing is closed to both directions due to a two-vehicle collision.
Police say only minor injuries were reported.
No other details are available at this time.
Posted with permission from Sun Media.