One person is dead following an early morning crash in Kingsville. Police say the collision between a transport truck and a Chevy Cobalt, happened on County Road 23 or Arner Townline, Thursday morning.
Ontario Provincial Police say one person was pronounced dead at the scene. The victims name will not be released pending notification of next of kin. The OPP says the deadly collision happened between Road 2 and Road 3. County Road 23 was closed for several hours while traffic collision investigators gathered evidence. The road reopened to drivers around noon. Police say the investigation is ongoing and haven't said whether charges are pending.
Safely Share the Road with Transport Trucks
Just because you haven't been in an accident does NOT mean you are a good driver. The length and width of large trucks can create unique driving situations. The following suggestions will help you and your family comfortably share the road with trucks.
- Make Sure You Are Visible: If you can see the reflection of the driver in their side mirror, they can probably see you. If you cant see them, then they cant see you, and you should move to get out of their blind spots as soon as you can.
- Pay Attention: Be aware of your surroundings. Accidents can happen in seconds.
- Stopping Distances: Never pull in front of a truck without leaving adequate room between your vehicle and the front of the truck.
Every driver plays a significant role in preventing traffic accidents, but sometimes your actions alone arent enough. Despite your best efforts, truckers still may operate their vehicle recklessly and put you or your family in harms way. When that happens, we believe it is our job to hold the at-fault party accountable for their negligence.
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