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Tow-truck driver struck in Innisfil

INNISFIL - A 42-year-old Innisfil woman has been arrested after a tow-truck driver was taken to hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries, after being struck by a vehicle late Wednesday afternoon.

According to South Simcoe police, the tow-truck driver had stopped to assist a disabled vehicle on the 20th Sideroad, north of the Line 3 in Innisfil, when a grey SUV hit the truck operator before fleeing the scene around 5:30 p.m.

After stopping briefly, police say the vehicle fled the scene. The owner of the vehicle the tow-truck driver had stopped to help was sitting in the passenger seat of the truck and witnessed the incident. He got out of the truck and pulled the injured driver off the road, providing first aid and called for help.

Police say the tow-truck driver had his emergency lights lit and was wearing a safety vest at the time.

On Friday, officers from the traffic and marine unit charged a woman in connection with this incident and located the suspect vehicle.

Collision reconstructionists and forensic identification officers were expected to examine the vehicle Saturday.

The accused is facing charges of dangerous driving and failing to remain. She will be appearing in Bradford Provincial Court on Feb. 21 to answer to the charges.


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