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Brampton truck driver charged following crash on Hwy. 401 in Chatham-Kent

Lars Hagberg/The Canadian Press/File

Provincial police in Chatham-Kent say a 51-year-old truck driver from Brampton, Ont., is facing a careless driving charge in connection with a collision Wednesday on Highway 401 involving two tractor-trailers.

The collision occurred around 8:15 a.m. in the westbound lanes of the highway near the 66 kilometre marker in Raleigh Township when a stationary tractor-trailer on the shoulder was struck by another tractor-trailer, police said.

The driver of the second tractor-trailer was later charged with several offences under the Highway Traffic Act, including careless driving and failure to maintain a daily log, police said.

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Officials add the driver was also charged with exceeding 13 hours of driving time without eight hours off under regulation OREG 555/06 S. (1) of the Highway Traffic Act. As a result, the trucking company he worked for was charged with failing to monitor a driver’s compliance with the regulation.

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The driver of the transport truck that was struck suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene, police said.

A lane of the highway was closed temporarily to accommodate clean-up, police said.

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