Thunder Bay police investigate multiple collisions

There were some minor injuries after a series of traffic collisions in Thunder Bay on Wednesday morning. One of the accidents involved a fire service pumper truck.

Firefighters used Jaws of Life to free people after a head-on collision

Two people were taken to hospital after a head-on collision on High Street South. (Jeff Walters/CBC)

Police in the Thunder Bay area were called to investigate a rash of vehicle collisions Wednesday morning.

Thunder Bay firefighters used the Jaws of Life to help free a man and woman from a minivan after a collision on High Street after an SUV and minivan collided head-on near the Cornwall Avenue intersection.

Police say a woman driving the minivan up the hill lost control of her vehicle which entered the southbound lane and was struck by the SUV. The driver and a passenger in the minivan were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

On Highway 61 a city fire pumper truck was rear-ended by a passenger vehicle, despite the fact it was stopped to attend an accident and had its lights flashing. (Adam Burns/CBC)

Another collision this morning involved a school bus, and happened in Current River. No one was injured.

In an earlier incident, a 50-year-old woman escaped injury when her car overturned in a ditch at Twin City Crossroads.

Fire truck rear-ended

On Highway 61 a city fire pumper truck was rear-ended by a passenger vehicle between Neebing Avenue and Arthur Street.

Ontario Provincial Police have clarified that the fire truck was stopped at the scene of a previous accident that had resulted in a minivan going down an embankment.

The fire truck was rear-ended by another vehicle, despite the fact it had its lights flashing.

The driver of that vehicle was ticketed for failing to slow down and proceed with caution when approaching an emergency vehicle.

Two people in the minivan were taken to hospital with unknown injuries.


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