Guac, Anyone: Hwy 401 Truck collision cooks avocados

Mississauga, Ontario – A transport truck caught fire on Ontario’s highway 401 corridor last weekend, rerouting an extra-spicy delivery of avocados to the surrounding atmosphere. According to the Ontario Provincial Police, the transport truck may have ignited due to an overheated tire. No injuries were reported–just a bunch of free, but burnt, guacamole. In addition […]

Dire Data: OPP report collision fatalities on track for highest rate in ten years

Windsor, Ontario — Ontario is on course for a record-breaking year—not a record anyone wants to see broken, mind you, as the Ontario Provincial Police reported that the province is on the way to surpass road fatality rates unseen in a decade. The last time Ontario recorded at least 100 collision deaths by the second […]

Danger Zone: OPP say Ontario’s collision fatality rate highest in 10 years

Toronto, Ontario — The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) said Tuesday that 107 people have died on OPP-monitored roads so far this year, marking a collision fatality rate it says Ontario has not seen for ten years. The OPP said it has not seen the number of people killed in road collisions reach the 100 mark […]

Accident Prevention: Truck containing 30,000lbs. of diapers flips on Hwy. 401

Maitland, Ontario — Sometimes work stinks so bad you feel like someone just dumped 30,000 pounds of diapers in front of you—other times, work stinks so bad you are responsible for cleaning up 30,000 pounds of diapers in the middle of a snow storm. An overturned tractor trailer on Ontario’s Highway 401 near Maitland marked […]

Like a Glove: Dump truck wedged vertically under Ottawa overpass on Wednesday

Ottawa, Ontario — A dump truck driver did a pretty big oopsy on Highway 417 near Ottawa on Wednesday, somehow getting themselves wedged vertically under an overpass and baffling bypassers in the process. Ottawa’s OPP detachment was called to the scene near the Vanier Parkway on Wednesday morning to discover a dump truck in a […]

VIP List: New requirements for OPP-affiliated tow operators

Toronto, Ontario — The Ontario Provincial Police has announced that they are launching a new towing program, separate from the GTA Tow Zone Pilot, to update how the police request services from tow operators. By Nov. 1, Ontario Tow and Storage Service Operators (TSSO) interested in providing tow and storage services to the OPP (e.g. […]

Accident Insights: OPP say collisions down for 2020, but fatalities up

Ottawa, Ontario ⁠— The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have released collision and fatality data for 2020, showing a decline in total collisions for the province but an increase in fatalities. Last year saw 26 percent fewer collisions than 2019, though the fatality rate was 22 percent higher.  A large number of deaths were deemed preventable […]

Constable Corruption: OPP charge three officers with corruption to towing industry

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) charged three of their own veteran officers and suspended four others over allegations of corruption related to the province’s tow truck industry. They have also charged Sutheshkumar Sithambarpillay, owner of Steve’s Towing. All three are charged with secret commissions and breach of trust, while Bridle faces an […]