North Bay man charged with careless driving following Saturday accident

Crews work to extricate a man pinned beneath his truck following a two-vehicle accident Saturday morning in Little Current. photos by Alicia McCutcheon

LITTLE CURRENT—A two vehicle accident that left a pickup truck flipped upside down in a residential area of Little Current saw the driver charged with careless driving Saturday.

Police were not able to comment on the case, but according to some neighbours it is believed that the driver of the pickup truck made a move to pass along a stretch of road on Worthington Street (Highway 540) at Wilson Street in Little Current, striking a small black Kia in the process. The impact appeared to flip the Dodge Ram pickup truck onto its hood near the Worthington Street sidewalk, pinning the driver beneath.

This small Kia was hit by a Dodge pickup truck on Saturday morning, causing the truck to flip on its roof in a residential area of Little Current. Both drivers were taken to hospital but released soon after.
This small Kia was hit by a Dodge pickup truck on Saturday morning, causing the truck to flip on its roof in a residential area of Little Current. Both drivers were taken to hospital but released soon after.

Fire, paramedic and police services were all on scene with the driver extricated by paramedics. The jaws of life were not needed in the extrication process. Both drivers were sent to hospital but released soon after.

Charged with careless driving is the 66-year-old male driver of the pickup truck. He is from North Bay.

Police remind motorists that with the increase in traffic to Manitoulin over the annual deer hunt to obey speed limits, drive according to conditions and don’t drink and drive.