Motor Vehicle Collision

On August 6, 2019, at approximately 11:00 am, officers attended the 8600 block of Howard Avenue for a single motor vehicle collision. The involved vehicle ended up on its side. Officers closed down the roadway during their investigation and determined the driver had attempted to pass a commercial vehicle but there was another vehicle travelling directly to them. The driver overcorrected and lost control of the vehicle causing it to flip on its side. The driver was trapped in their vehicle and was assisted out by LaSalle Fire Service. The driver was transported to the hospital for examination. As a result of this collision the driver was charged with Attempt to Pass – Roadway Not Clear Approaching Traffic contrary to Section 148(8) of the Highway Traffic Act. Every driver is reminded that it is their responsibility when overtaking another motor vehicle that the movement can be done safely.