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Near-crash between Ontario snowplow and two trucks caught on camera

Posted Feb 7th 2014 8:52AM

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Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) say the terrifying video footage of a near-miss head-on collision between two semi trucks and a snowplow near Nipigon, ON could lead to charges being laid. The potentially deadly disaster was captured on dash cam, as a surprised trucker suddenly finds himself face to face with an oncoming tractor-trailer attempting a dangerous pass around a snowplow.

"It was obvious from the video which has garnered a lot of attention from social media sites that this incident could have easily resulted in much more tragic circumstances," said OPP Staff Sgt. Randy Bye.

Police say the incident occurred along Highway 11 (just north of Nipigon), when one trucker was forced to crash his rig into several guard rail posts on the icy highway thanks to the actions of the oncoming truck in his lane. The shocked truck driver outfitted with the dash cam can be heard screaming in terror, as he's dangerously pushed off the road in order to avoid crashing head-on into the other transport truck and snowplow.

According to reports, the second truck did not stop after the incident. But thanks to the dash cam footage handed over to officials, police say they have the video evidence needed in order to identify the second trucker (a 31-year-old man from Milton, ON) and lay pending charges.

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UPDATE: Police report Highway Traffic Act charges are pending against a 31-year-old man from Milton, ON. His name is being withheld until charges are laid, which will likely happen within the next several days.

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