The Beacon Herald - - FRONT PAGE - TERRY BRIDGE STAFF RE­PORTER tbridge@post­

Po­lice and fire­fight­ers at­tend the scene of a three-ve­hi­cle col­li­sion at Erie and West Gore streets on Fri­day.

A three-ve­hi­cle col­li­sion slowed traf­fic to a crawl through the in­ter­sec­tion of Erie and West Gore streets Fri­day morn­ing, but po­lice say there were no in­juries.

A Ford Ranger pickup truck, Ford Fo­cus hatch­back and Buick Ren­dezvous were in­volved in the in­ci­dent, which hap­pened around 10:45 a.m., po­lice say. An el­derly woman with a walker was helped out of the pas­sen­ger side of the Fo­cus, but all three drivers and their pas­sen­gers were not hurt.

“No in­juries at this time,” Michael Pen­der, Strat­ford po­lice’s act­ing road sergeant, said at the scene.

Po­lice did not say if any charges were go­ing to be laid.

“The in­ves­ti­ga­tion is still on­go­ing,” Pen­der said.

The first snow­fall of the year hit the city Thurs­day night and left the roads “a bit slip­pery” Fri­day morn­ing, Pen­der said.

Sur­pris­ingly, though, there weren’t many crashes through­out the city. Fire Chief John Par­adis said the depart­ment did not re­spond to any mo­tor-ve­hi­cle col- li­sions Thurs­day night or Fri­day morn­ing, ex­cept for the in­ci­dent on Erie Street. Strat­ford po­lice Insp. Gerry Fos­ter – act­ing chief as of Satur­day – said there were four col­li­sions, but only “one was at­trib­ut­able to road con­di­tions.”



A Strat­ford po­lice of­fi­cer speaks to a man near one of the ve­hi­cles in­volved in a col­li­sion at Erie and West Gore streets on Fri­day.

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