Collision results in driving charges

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

A bizarre string of collisions caused a short-term closure of Highway 8 just south of Rockton late Tuesday afternoon.

Burlington OPP is investigating the multi-vehicle accident that occurred about 4:40 p.m. when a Nissan Pathfinder rear-ended a Honda C5G forcing the latter vehicle off the road.

The 42-year-old Hamilton male driver of the Pathfinder then attempted to flee the accident scene and struck a second vehicle, a Toyota Camry, while trying to pass it by traveling on the right shoulder of the road.

Continuing eastbound, the Pathfinder rear-ended a third vehicle, a Pontiac Sunfire.

LOST CONTROL

The driver then lost control, left the roadway and struck a telephone pole. After striking the pole, the vehicle rolled twice, end over end, before coming to rest on its roof.

The Pathfinder's driver was trapped behind the wheel but was freed by Hamilton firefighter and EMS (Emergency Medical Service) crews. Fortunately, there were no injuries as a result of the mishap.

The Pathfinder was carrying Florida licence plates at the time of the collisions.

Police learned that the driver, 42-year-old Maciej Porebski, had recently moved to Hamilton from the United States.

Porebski was charged with dangerous driving and failure to stop at the scene of an accident.

He was released from police custody and instructed to appear in criminal court on Nov. 10.

Collision results in driving charges

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

A bizarre string of collisions caused a short-term closure of Highway 8 just south of Rockton late Tuesday afternoon.

Burlington OPP is investigating the multi-vehicle accident that occurred about 4:40 p.m. when a Nissan Pathfinder rear-ended a Honda C5G forcing the latter vehicle off the road.

The 42-year-old Hamilton male driver of the Pathfinder then attempted to flee the accident scene and struck a second vehicle, a Toyota Camry, while trying to pass it by traveling on the right shoulder of the road.

Continuing eastbound, the Pathfinder rear-ended a third vehicle, a Pontiac Sunfire.

LOST CONTROL

The driver then lost control, left the roadway and struck a telephone pole. After striking the pole, the vehicle rolled twice, end over end, before coming to rest on its roof.

The Pathfinder's driver was trapped behind the wheel but was freed by Hamilton firefighter and EMS (Emergency Medical Service) crews. Fortunately, there were no injuries as a result of the mishap.

The Pathfinder was carrying Florida licence plates at the time of the collisions.

Police learned that the driver, 42-year-old Maciej Porebski, had recently moved to Hamilton from the United States.

Porebski was charged with dangerous driving and failure to stop at the scene of an accident.

He was released from police custody and instructed to appear in criminal court on Nov. 10.

Collision results in driving charges

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

A bizarre string of collisions caused a short-term closure of Highway 8 just south of Rockton late Tuesday afternoon.

Burlington OPP is investigating the multi-vehicle accident that occurred about 4:40 p.m. when a Nissan Pathfinder rear-ended a Honda C5G forcing the latter vehicle off the road.

The 42-year-old Hamilton male driver of the Pathfinder then attempted to flee the accident scene and struck a second vehicle, a Toyota Camry, while trying to pass it by traveling on the right shoulder of the road.

Continuing eastbound, the Pathfinder rear-ended a third vehicle, a Pontiac Sunfire.

LOST CONTROL

The driver then lost control, left the roadway and struck a telephone pole. After striking the pole, the vehicle rolled twice, end over end, before coming to rest on its roof.

The Pathfinder's driver was trapped behind the wheel but was freed by Hamilton firefighter and EMS (Emergency Medical Service) crews. Fortunately, there were no injuries as a result of the mishap.

The Pathfinder was carrying Florida licence plates at the time of the collisions.

Police learned that the driver, 42-year-old Maciej Porebski, had recently moved to Hamilton from the United States.

Porebski was charged with dangerous driving and failure to stop at the scene of an accident.

He was released from police custody and instructed to appear in criminal court on Nov. 10.