Police warn drivers to move over after SUV strikes stopped cruiser in Richmond Hill
Chris Fox, CP24.com
Published Thursday, May 12, 2016 4:13PM EDT
Last Updated Thursday, May 12, 2016 4:28PM EDT
York Regional Police are warning drivers to move over for emergency vehicles after a SUV struck a policer cruiser that was stopped on Highway 7 in Richmond Hill Monday afternoon.
An officer with the Traffic Enforcement Unit had a vehicle stopped in the right lane of Highway 7 near Hunters Point Drive when the SUV collided with the back of their cruiser, police said.
The force of the collision then pushed cruiser into the vehicle that had been stopped.
Police, who released a video of the incident Thursday afternoon, said the officer, who was sitting in the cruiser at the time, sustained non-life threatening injuries and has since been released from hospital.
The two occupants of the stopped vehicle also sustained non-life threatening injuries in the crash and were similarly treated and released.
In the wake of the incident, police are warning drivers that they are legally obligated to slow down and move over when they see an emergency vehicle with its lights flashing on the side of the highway.
Failure to do so can result in a $400 to $2,000 fine and the suspension of your driver’s license for up to two years, police say.