Charge laid following motor vehicle collision at Seat of Wisdom College

On Saturday March 9th at 7:50am Madawaska Valley Fire Department North Hall was dispatched to a motor vehicle collision at St. Mary Hall, the administrative offices of Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College on Dunn Street in Barry’s Bay. Nine fire fighters from MV Fire Department, together with one pumper and a rescue vehicle, were on the scene for 40 minutes.

MV Fire Chief Corwin Quade reported the driver of the vehicle experienced a medical episode, the vehicle left the road and struck a parked vehicle and then hit the building. The building sustained major structural damage and there was serious damage to the vehicle. Above: photo MV Fire Department.

Both the driver and passenger suffered minor injuries. Personnel from the OPP and Renfrew County Paramedics also attended the scene.

This report followed an earlier one from local police which said that the Killaloe Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) investigated a recent collision involving a passenger vehicle where a charge has been laid against the driver.

As a result of the investigation, the 39-year-old driver of the passenger car from Gloucester was charged with drive motor vehicle no licence, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act. A Provincial Offences Act notice was issued.

The vehicle was towed. The driver was treated at the scene by paramedics and was not transported to hospital.

Quade,C.,MV Fire Department(2024,Mar.11) MVC at College [media release]

Yarmel,C.,OPP Killaloe Detachment(2024,Mar.11) POLICE RESPOND TO COLLISION – CHARGE LAID [media release]

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