Area OPP Police Press Releases

75 Year Old Attempts To Keep Driving After Losing Axle

(MEAFORD, ON) – On April 10th, 2021 at 11:50 a.m. Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were dispatched to a traffic complaint involving a sport utility vehicle that was pulling a utility trailer on St. Vincent Street, in the Town of Meaford, in Municipality of Meaford.

The axle broke completely off from the trailer, causing the wheels and axle to skid across the sidewalk, landing in a residential driveway. The driver attempted to continue driving the trailer, with no wheels or axle, until they finally stopped on the shoulder of the roadway. Fortunately, there were no injuries.

Grey Bruce OPP have charged a 75 year old Meaford resident with operating an unsafe vehicle. The driver was issued a summons and must attend Provincial Offences Court.

Now that the spring like weather has arrived, Grey Bruce OPP remind motorists to conduct regular trailer maintenance, tighten all wheels and inflate tires and ensure that all loads are tarped properly and that towed vehicles are safe to operate on the roadway.

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