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Driver of Hwy. 17 crash charged with careless driving: OPP

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | Apr 24, 2014 - 9:56 AM |

Child, 4, ejected from car, suffers non-life-threatening injuries

The Ontario Provincial Police has charged the driver of the truck involved in the single vehicle crash this morning on Highway 17 near Conistion with careless driving. 

"We don't know why she left the road at this point, there is no physical evidence at the scene to explain it, and that's why we have charged her with careless driving - we have to believe it was human error," said Sgt. Jean Marc St. Jacques.

The OPP is still investigating the child restraints inside the truck to determine if they had been use properly, or at all.



The Ontario Provincial Police said it is focusing its investigation into this morning's single vehicle crash on Highway 17 near Coniston on speed and whether a child's car seat was being used properly, said Sgt. Jean Marc St. Jacques.

A four-year-old child was ejected from the vehicle, St. Jacques said. The driver (the child's mother) and the child were both taken to Health Sciences North with non-life-threatening injuries.

The vehicle is being examined by experts to determine if the car seat was properly restrained, or if it was being used at all, he said. The mother and child are Coniston residents. They were travelling eastbound when the crash happened. The cause is still under investigation.



A four-year-old child has been transported to Health Sciences North with non-life-threatening injuries sustained in the single vehicle collision on Highway 17 at Coniston, said the Ontario Provincial Police.

The collision happened aroun 8:43 a.m.

One lane of traffic is now open.

The OPP is continuing its investigation.


Original story

Reporters are at the scene of a single vehicle crash near Coniston. Emergency personnel are on scene and Highway 17 is closed in both directions. No word on how long the highway will be closed or on the extent of the injuries of those involved. More to follow.


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