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5:44 PM | A chain-re­ac­tion col­li­sion brought po­lice to Arthur Street South near Scotch Line Road, just south of Elmira. A 58-year-old Elmira women was driv­ing a blue Ford car north­bound on Arthur Street and stopped for traf­fic, which was heavy at the time. Be­hind her, a 53-year-old Arthur man driv­ing a red Dodge pickup came to a stop. At this point, a 25-year-old man from Tara Town­ship driv­ing a blue Ford pickup rear-ended the Dodge pickup truck, push­ing the truck into the blue Ford. Then a 20-year-old Elmira woman driv­ing a red Pon­tiac rear-ended the blue Ford pickup. The driver of the lead car was taken to hos­pi­tal by am­bu­lance with mi­nor in­juries. The four-ve­hi­cle col­li­sion tied up traf­fic for sev­eral hours as po­lice in­ves­ti­gated. As a re­sult of the in­ves­ti­ga­tion, the two rear driv­ers were charged with ‘care­less driv­ing.’ The blue Ford car and the blue Ford pickup were towed from the scene.


6:20 AM | A 19-year-old Elmira man was walk­ing south­bound along the edge of In­dus­trial Drive in Elmira when he was struck by the red Nis­san Mi­cra be­ing driven south­bound by a 62-year-old Elmira man. The pedes­trian re­ceived mi­nor in­juries that did not re­quire med­i­cal at­ten­tion. The driver of the Nis­san was charged with ‘care­less driv­ing.’ 5:00 PM | While on pa­trol in Elmira, po­lice con­ducted a traf­fic stop of a white Pon­tiac Mon­tana van on Church Street West. In speak­ing to the driver, a 53-yearold Toronto man, the of­fi­cer learned that the driver was op­er­at­ing the ve­hi­cle while his driver’s li­cence was sus­pended. As well, the ve­hi­cle was not in­sured and the ve­hi­cle’s per­mit had ex­pired. As a re­sult of the in­ves­ti­ga­tion the driver was charged with ‘driv­ing while sus­pended,’ ‘op­er­ate mo­tor ve­hi­cle with­out in­sur­ance’ and ‘op­er­ate mo­tor ve­hi­cle no cur­rently val­i­dated per­mit.’


7:30 PM | A 19-year-old Elmira woman driv­ing a blue Mazda on Arthur Street stopped at the lights at First Street in Elmira. She was just pro­ceed­ing through the in­ter­sec­tion when the light turned green when a man driv­ing a black pickup truck pulled into the left turn lane and made a right turn in front of the Mazda, strik­ing the front driver’s cor­ner of the car. The driver of the pickup then fled the scene of the col­li­sion. The driver of the Mazda was shaken up but did not re­ceive any in­juries. Po­lice are ask­ing any­one who has in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing the sus­pect ve­hi­cle or driver in the hit-and-run in­ci­dent to con­tact the in­ves­ti­gat­ing of­fi­cer, Cst. Mis­sio, at the ru­ral de­tach­ment, 519-570-3000, ext. 4319 or call Crime Stop­pers at 1-800-222-TIPS.


10:45 AM | Po­lice re­sponded to Young and Cedar streets in St. Ja­cobs for a re­port of a two-ve­hi­cle col­li­sion. An 81-year-old woman from Water­loo was driv­ing a brown Chevro­let on Cedar Street, stop­ping at the stop sign at Young Street be­fore en­ter­ing the in­ter­sec­tion, where she struck a blue Dodge pickup south­bound on Young Street be­ing driven by a 22-yearold St. Ja­cobs woman. No in­juries were re­ported. The driver of the brown Chevro­let was charged with ‘fail­ing to yield to traf­fic.’


Emer­gency work­ers re­sponded to a sin­gle-ve­hi­cle rollover about 11:30 a.m. Wed­nes­day on Three Bridges Road near St. Ja­cobs. The ve­hi­cle rolled into the ditch, with the lone oc­cu­pant walk­ing away un­scathed.

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