OPS investigate two collisions

July 12, 2016   ·   0 Comments

Orangeville Police are conducting investigations following two separate collisions this past weekend. In both collisions, the drivers failed to remain at the scene.

The first collision occurred at approximately 1:20 a.m. on Saturday when police made an attempt to initiate a traffic stop. The vehicle, which was travelling west on Broadway, turned onto Second Street, ignoring the road closure signs as well as the clear indications of construction on the road.

The vehicle, which has been described as a burgundy coloured Jeep Cherokee by police, continued through the construction zone, where the driver lost control of the vehicle. The jeep rolled over at least two times before stopping on the west side of Second Street about 20 metres north of Second Avenue.

Police made their way to the vehicle, and upon their approach, an unknown male exited the vehicle and fled on foot towards the wooded residential area on the north-west corner of Second Street and Second Avenue.

During the initial investigation, police searched the area with the assistance of a Canine Team from Peel Regional Police but were unable to locate the male.

Police are continuing their investigation into the collision and have asked that anyone with information about the incident contact the Orangeville Police Service at 519-941-2522 or Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or making an online report at

The second incident occurred around 6:40 a.m. on Saturday morning. Police were called to the intersection of Lawrence Avenue and Parkview drive for another fail-to-remain collision, also involving a Jeep.

When they arrived on the scene, OPS observed a white Jeep Cherokee lodged over the curb on Lawrence Avenue, where it had struck a tree and a stop sign on the boulevard. There was extensive damage to the front end of the vehicle, and the airbags had been deployed.

According to witnesses of the incident, a male had exited the driver side of the vehicle and proceeded to run southbound on Parkview Drive. Police were not able to locate the make following their arrival at the scene.

OPS reported in a media release this afternoon that around 2:45 p.m. on Saturday, a 33-year-old male attended the Orangeville Police Service and identified himself as the driver of the white Jeep Cherokee.

He was subsequently charged with the following under the Highway Traffic Act of Ontario: Failing to Remain at the Scene of a Collision; Fail to Report Highway Damage; Careless Operation of a Motor Vehicle. He is scheduled to appear in court in Orangeville on August 10, 2016, to answer to the allegations.

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