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Holland Landing man faces serious charges after head-on Bradford crash

Driver flees scene of multi-vehicle crash on foot. Off-duty Toronto police officer apprehends him
Bridge Street Collision 1
Police provided photo

A 31-year-old Holland Landing man is facing charges including drug impaired driving following a head-on collision in Bradford.

On Friday, April 12, 2019, just before noon, South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to a multi-vehicle collision on Bridge Street near Private Drive.

Investigation revealed that a westbound Suburban crossed over into oncoming traffic, colliding head on with an eastbound vehicle and causing a third vehicle to crash.

Six people in the two eastbound vehicles were transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the Suburban fled the scene on foot. An off-duty Toronto police officer chased the suspect for about one kilometre before arresting him without incident.

The driver is now facing serious charges including: Dangerous operation Operation while impaired Failure to stop after accident Operation while prohibited Drug possession Driving while under suspension The accused was released with a future court date.

Thanks to the quick thinking and action of the Toronto police officer, one more impaired driver has been apprehended. A photo of the two eastbound vehicles is attached.