An extensive environment cleanup was required after a semi-truck ran through a red light and collided with a car on Route 90.
The collision originally occurred on Tuesday, April 25 at 12:15 p.m. with both the WPS and WFPS at the scene involving a semi-truck and trailer and a single vehicle at Oak Point Highway and Selkirk Avenue.
The Traffic Collision Investigation Section took over the investigation and determined the vehicle was driving westbound on Selkirk Avenue when it was struck by the semi that ran through a red light northbound on Route 90.
The truck driver continued to drive before stopping and then met with police. Because of the collision, the semi's fuel tank exhibited significant damage and leaked over 600 litres of diesel fuel on the road. The other vehicle was rendered inoperable.
Those who were in the car, a male in his 40s and a female in her 30s, were taken to the hospital to be treated for their injuries and were later released.
The semi-truck driver, a 26-year-old male, was charged with offences according to the Highway Traffic Act, Vehicle and Safety Inspection Regulations, and Commercial Vehicle Trip Inspection Regulations.
The area was closed to traffic for approximately five hours for an extensive environment cleanup to take place along the roadway and ditches.