Trucking company, driver charged after crash in Mapleton scattered logs

A 23-year-old from Aylmer, Ont., along with a business based out of Alymer is facing a slew of charges after a crash which saw dozens of logs scattered alongside a roadway, and left one person injured.

On Tuesday, Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a three-vehicle collision in Mapleton.

In a video posted to Twitter on Tuesday, OPP Const. Joshua Cunningham said on Tuesday around 12:30 p.m., officers responded to a three-vehicle collision in Mapleton Township at the intersection of Wellington County Roads 7 and 12.

According to OPP, a tractor-trailer carrying a load of logs, an SUV with a single occupant and a minivan with seven occupants collided.

One of the passenger vehicles was shown flipped upside down with a small amount of debris scattered along the road.

One of the vehicles after a crash in Wellington County on Jan. 17. (Colton Wiens/CTV News Kitchener)

The driver of the SUV, a 69-year-old resident of Clifford, suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital.

A home adjacent to the collision was impacted when debris from the collision damaged two vehicles, a large propane tank, lawns, and hydro services to the residence, OPP said.

‚ÄúThere was some damage to the property owner here,” Cunningham told CTV News Kitchener. “There was a tank at the side of the house that was dislodged and damaged. So investigators will be looking and taking totals on those as well.”

He added: “Investigators are still collecting evidence, still looking at the events that took place.”

The roadway was closed for several hours.

Vehicles involved in a crash near Arthur on Jan. 17. (OPP/Screenshot)

As a result, the 23-year-old tractor-trailer driver is charged with:

  • Careless Driving Causing Bodily Harm
  • Fail To Maintain Daily Log
  • Drive After 14 Hours on Duty in A Day
  • Fail To Take 10 Hours Off in A Day
  • Exceed 13 Hours Driving Time Without 8 Hours Off
  • Drive After 14 Hours on Duty Without 8 Hours Off
  • Drive After 16 Hours Since Last Break Without 8 Hours Off
  • Drive Commercial Motor Vehicle with No ELD
  • Drive Commercial Motor Vehicle with A Major Defect in It or In Drawn Vehicle
  • Improperly Drive Commercial Motor Vehicle with A Minor Defect in It or In Drawn Vehicle
  • Operate Commercial Motor Vehicle with Load Not Secured as Prescribed
  • Fail To Accurately Complete Daily Inspection Report

The business has been charged with:

  • Fail to require driver to keep record of duty status
  • Fail to equip commercial motor vehicle with ELD as required
  • Request, require or allow driver not to comply with section 18
  • Request, require, or allow non-compliance
  • Fail to ensure performance standards are met
  • Permit person to drive commercial motor vehicle not in accordance with the regulations
  • Operate commercial motor vehicle with load not secured as prescribed
  • Drive motor vehicle, no currently validated permit
  • Driver of commercial motor vehicle – fail to carry proof of insurance