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SUV slams into Municipality of Port Hope greeting sign off Highway 401

A SUV crashed into the Municipality of Port Hope greeting sign on Monday afternoon.
A SUV crashed into the Municipality of Port Hope greeting sign on Monday afternoon. Northumberland OPP

A man has been charged with careless driving after a SUV crashed into a greeting sign off Highway 401 in Port Hope on Monday afternoon.

Around 1:40 p.m., emergency services responded to a collision on the highway in the Port Hope area near the Cranberry Road overpass.

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OPP say the vehicle veered off the eastbound lanes, then travelled up an embankment and slammed into a concrete base holding up a welcoming sign to the Municipality of Port Hope.

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The driver was taken to hospital with minor injuries, police said.

OPP tweeted around 3:45 p.m. that the male driver was charged with careless driving. No name was released.

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