A dangerous U-turn resulted in charges
against a police officer and a motorcyclist’s visit to an Ontario
hospital last week.
An Ontario Provincial Police officer
was charged after making a U-turn that caused a 62-year-old Binbrook,
Ontario, motorcyclist to collide with the police car. The officer was
charged with a driving offence following the collision.
The motorcyclist was treated at a
hospital in Hagersville, Ontario, and then released.
There was no word on the condition of the motorcycle.
surprising the biker wasnt charged? must have been witnesses….
So the moral of the story is …. always expect a car stopped on the shoulder to abruptly make u-turn, just as you come along side.
I see it all the time. Almost happened to me once. In the Belleville area you always see the marks “J’s” we call ’em from the shoulder out!!
[b]From the Haldimand OPP site:[/b] “As a result of the investigation, Constable HOWE was charged with â€“ Start From Stopped Position, Not In Safety, contrary to Section 142(1) of the Highway Traffic Act.”
What an asshole. It’s no-brain driving moves like this that get riders killed. A cop should know better. I’m glad the rider is okay.
What an idiotic stunt. Maybe the cop should be charged with stunting…….yeah that’s it.