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Trucker's day was going great...till the wheels fell off

No one was injured in the incident

One of the hazards of highway driving still seems to be flying truck tires, despite a government crackdown.

Parry Sound OPP say that yesterday an officer responded to an accident on Highway 69 in Wallbridge Township Shortly before 1 p.m.

A set of dual tires came off of a northbound truck and hit head-on a south-bound Sports Utility Vehicle.

No injuries resulted from the collision.

Police found and stopped the tractor-trailer.The driver was placed out of service for 72 hours by MTO due to log issues.

The trailer plates were seized and the trailer was deemed unfit.

As a result of an investigation in collaboration with the Ministry of Transportation, Kenneth Ostrander, a 61-year-old man from Waubaushene was charged with:

  • Operate unsafe vehicle - commercial motor vehicle
  • Fail to carry daily logs
  • Fail to surrender completed daily inspection report and
  • Insecure load 

Ostrander was served a summons and is scheduled to attend the Ontario Court of Justice in Parry Sound, Ontario on May 15.

"It is the obligation of commercial motor vehicle drivers to conduct a thorough vehicle inspection before driving. Special attention to tires and hook-ups before departing may uncover mechanical issues before they cause difficulties on roadways while driving," says an OPP news release.