Cars crash while one attempts to pass tractor trailer
Posted: Mar 4, 2013 3:19 PM ET
Last Updated: Mar 4, 2013 2:58 PM ET
Two men are in hospital after a three-vehicle collision Sunday night.
At about 7:30 p.m. officers from the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police and Shuniah Fire Department responded to the crash that happened on Highway 11 / 17, near MacKenzie Station Road in the Municipality of Shuniah.
A 1997 Buick was passing a tractor trailer, going west. Once beside the tractor trailer, the driver encountered an oncoming vehicle, a 1993 Buick.
Both vehicles collided head-on.
A third vehicle — an east-bound 2002 Chrysler — avoided the collision by driving between the two vehicles and coming to a stop in the south ditch.
No one was injured in that car, and neither was the 19-year-old woman from Terrace Bay, who was driving the 1997 Buick.
However a 37-year-old man from Thunder Bay and a 34-year-old man from Terrace Bay sustained serious — but non-life-threatening — injuries and were brought by ambulance to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, police reported.
Both Buick vehicles sustained extensive damages, while the Chrysler sustained minor damages.
Police said the investigation is continuing.
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