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Officer's injuries not serious, police say

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | Mar 20, 2014 - 9:26 AM |

Greater Sudbury Police Service said the intersection at the Kingsway and Second Avenue has been cleared and is open to traffic following the early morning collision between a police vehicle and a pickup truck. 

 

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The Greater Sudbury Police Service Traffic Management Unit continues to investigate a collision between a police SUV and a pick-up truck.

Police have now released details on the extent of the officer's injuries, which GSPS says are not serious.

 

The officer's name has not been released. The driver of the other vehicle was not injured. 

Traffic is being re-routed as follows:

- E/B through traffic only on Kinsgway is open
- W/B re-routed to N/B on Falconbridge Rd
- S/B Falconbridge Rd closed
- N/B Second Ave. re-routed through the box-stores (Donna and Markus) then to Kinsgway / Barrydowne 

Further information will be forwarded as it comes available.

 

Original story:

 

A Greater Sudbury police officer was sent to Health Sciences North after being involved in a collision at the intersection of Second Avenue and the Kingsway shortly before 6 a.m.

The extent of the officer's injuries are unknown at this time.

The police vehicle collided with a pickup truck. The driver of the pickup truck wasn't injured, said Greater Sudbury Police Service.

Most of the lanes are closed to traffic including the southbound lane on Second Avenue and the westbound lane on the Kingsway.

Drivers are advised to seek alternate routes. Greater Sudbury Police Service said the lanes will remain closed for several more hours.  

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