A 31-year-old Ontario Provincial Police constable is charged with failing to yield after a marked police cruiser crashed into a westbound vehicle as the cruiser made a U-turn, police say. Both vehicles were severely damaged in the incident.
The crash took place around 2:30 p.m. Saturday as the OPP officer inside the vehicle was trying to stop an eastbound vehicle on Highway 7 near Carleton Place, at Townline Road.
No one was injured in the collision.
Jonathan Bigford, 31, was charged with failing to yield under the Highway Traffic Act. No court date has been announced and the police continue to investigate the crash.
This is the second crash in recent days involving an OPP officer. In an unrelated incident, Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau officer John Oke was involved in a single-vehicle crash on Highway 62, north of Belleville, on Friday. His injuries were described as serious and the crash is under investigation.