UPDATE: Police cruiser collides with car

Dave Mathieson
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Investigation continues

AMHERST – Amherst police were on the scene of a collision involving a police cruiser and another car on Monday.

“A police officer and two people in the other vehicle were treated in hospital and released,” said Ian Naylor, acting chief of the Amherst Police Department.

The collision occurred just before noon.

“Our vehicle was responding to a call and the initial investigation indicates they had their sirens and lights on and were proceeding up Industrial Park Drive, crossing South Albion Street (onto Robert Angus Drive) when it collided with another vehicle that was proceeding south, out of town,” said Naylor.

Police cordoned off the intersection and remained at the scene for more than two hours taking measurements from many different angles.

Naylor says the investigation is ongoing.

“We have witnesses to talk to,” said Naylor.



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  • Doug L
    September 03, 2013 - 12:22

    All you half to do is sit in Tim's and watch ... this was bound to happen sooner or later .

  • flipx
    September 03, 2013 - 09:24

    To bad for all party's bright side it was not one of the new police cars. Make work project? LOL

  • jr
    September 03, 2013 - 07:54

    This speaks about the speed to correct my former comment but also stated is that they have to obey traffic signals and not just expect everyone to hear or see them from a distance. Exemption of police or emergency vehicle 109 (1) The speed limitations as set forth in this Act shall not apply to vehicles when operated with due regard to safety under the direction of the police in the chase or apprehension of violators of the law or of persons charged with or suspected of any such violation, nor to fire departments or fire patrol vehicles when travelling in response to a fire alarm, nor to public or private ambulances when travelling in emergencies and the drivers thereof sound audible signal by bell, siren or exhaust whistle. (2) This Section shall not relieve the driver of any such vehicle from the duty to drive with due regard for the safety of all persons using the highway, nor shall it protect the driver of any such vehicle from the consequences of a reckless disregard of the safety of others. R.S., c. 293, s. 109; revision corrected.

    • Sarah
      September 11, 2013 - 19:40

      I was the person in the red civic. Thanks for your help and support!

  • jr
    September 03, 2013 - 07:18

    According to many witnesses that were at the scene, the police did have the lights on but did "not" have the siren on and they were proceeding through a "Red Light" at the intersection. Forgive me if I am wrong, but I think the motor vehicle act says that emergency vehicles still have to make sure that an intersection is clear before proceeding. This has been proven in Halifax many times over and the city has had to go good for the damages many times over. So, if so many people claim that there was no siren, then how can the police officer (who is only human like all of us) claim otherwise unless trying to excape guilt. If the light is red, then the light is red. There are no other ways about it. Also, an emergency vehicle is supposed to obey all traffic laws and not supposed to exceed more than 10 km/hr over the posted speed limit. I am not saying that this is the exact case, but I have been told this by law enforcement officers that I grew up with which are both City and RCMP. I just want to make sure that the people in the other car are not portrayed as the guilty party just becasue of on eperson's say so with so many other people that saw a different story than was is posted.

  • noodle
    September 02, 2013 - 19:39

    Right, the damage shows the cop car clearly t-boned the red Sunfire. Just because the siren is on doesn't mean the cops no longer have to watch out for other traffic.

  • josh
    September 02, 2013 - 19:22

    I believe the part where they say they had their lights on, bust doubt they had their sirens on, I don't know on how many occasions I've seen them speeding around town with just lights, it was just a matter of time in my opinion.