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OPP charge three rubberneckers at Highway 69 accident

Three drivers holding cellphones as they passed a transport accident on Highway 69 yesterday face charges.

During the noon hour, West Parry Sound OPP officers responded to a single commercial motor vehicle accident on Highway 69 in Carling Township.

"The driver had to be extricated from the vehicle by Carling and McDougall Fire Services and was transported to hospital by ORNGE where treated for non-life-threatening injuries," says Constable Joe Scali.

Highway 69 was closed at times, with periods of alternating traffic flow during the investigation.

"Officers laid three distracted driving charges while at the scene as drivers held up their cell phones while passing the collision," says Scali in a news release.

The Anishinabek Police Service, Carling and McDougall Township Fire Services, ORNGE Air Ambulance and Parry Sound District Emergency Medical Services assisted at the scene.