3 Brampton Truck drivers charged with careless driving under Highway Traffic Act




3 Brampton Truck drivers charged with careless driving under Highway Traffic Act

Amritpal Virk, 30, Gurdarshaw Dhillon, 51, Parminder Singh ,22, three Brampton truck drivers were charged with careless driving under Highway Traffic Act.

The 3 separate crashes occured on provincial highways in the span of less than 24 hours this week from June 11 to June 16, 2018.

Minor injuries were reported in all three collisions. Two of the crashes involved only the truck. The third involved another motor vehicle.

One of the truck drivers was also charged with driving without insurance and failing to produce a permit.

The first crash happened shortly after 11 a.m. Tuesday (June 12) on Highway 401 near Victoria Road in Chatham-Kent, west of London.

Police said a westbound tractor-trailer went out of control and into the ditch in a construction zone. The driver, Amritpal Virk, 30, of Brampton was taken to hospital with minor injuries and was charged with careless driving.

Police say the crash closed the highway for 10 hours as crews worked to remove the rig.

On the same day, around 11:30 p.m., police were called to Highway 401 near Kenesserie Road, just down the highway from the earlier crash at Victoria Road. Police said a tractor-trailer rear-ended another vehicle, which was stopped in traffic caused by a separate collision. The vehicle was pushed into the centre median and the driver taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Truck driver Gurdarshaw Dhillon, 51, of Brampton was charged with careless driving, driving with no insurance and failing to produce a motor vehicle permit.

Just after 5:30 a.m. Wednesday (June 13), a tractor-trailer crashed in a ditch and tipped onto its side on Highway 17 in the Blind River, west of Sudbury.

The driver, Parminder Singh, 22, of Brampton was taken to hospital with injuries. He was charged with careless driving.

The incidents happened as the OPP announced this week that fatal crashes involving transport trucks on Ontario highways are up 25 per cent this year compared to the same time period last year.The OPP has investigated more than 3,000 collisions involving trucks so far in 2018.

Brad Blair, OP Dep. Commissioner says that Poor driving and traffic violations account for a large number of those crashes.