UPDATE: Officer Charged After Second Undercover Windsor Police Car Crash in Three Weeks
Thursday May 3rd, 2012
Posted at 1:27pm
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An update to a story we had this morning. Windsor Police have now charged an officer under the Highway Traffic Act of Ontario after a collision between two unmarked police vehicles on the city’s near east side yesterday afternoon. Initial reports from Police had the accident happening after midnight, but police now say it was around 4:30 Wednesday afternoon.
Police say that two officers had been involved in an investigation in the area. The officer driving an undercover minivan was parked along the east curb facing northbound on Lincoln Road just south of Shepherd Avenue. An officer operating an undercover pickup truck was driving southbound on Lincoln Road, and as the pickup truck approached the van’s location, the officer driving the van attempted to pull out of the parking spot by way of a three-point turn. In turning out of the parking spot, the van struck the rear driver’s side of the truck as it passed by causing the truck to jump the curb.
The Dodge pickup truck at rest partially on the curb with moderate damage to the rear driver’s side. The Ford minivan came to rest on the roadway with minor damage to the right front bumper.
Neither officer was injured as a result of the collision. No other vehicles were involved in the collision and no citizens were injured as a result.
As a result of the investigation, the officer operating the minivan, a 13 year veteran of Windsor Police has been charged with “Starting From a Stopped Position Not In Safety” under the Highway Traffic Act of Ontario.