On Monday, June 21, 2021, at approximately 3 p.m., uniformed members from the Caledon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police responded to a collision that involved a wheel striking two vehicles on Airport Road south of Highway 9 in the Town of Caledon.
Information was received that a wheel came off of a recreational vehicle (RV) and struck two cars. The officers patrolled the area and located the RV on Highway 9. The driver was not aware of them losing the wheel along the way.
No injuries were reported at the time of the collision.
As a result of the investigation, the driver of the RV, a 32-year-old female from King City, was charged with:
– Operating an unsafe vehicle
– Fail to have insurance card
– Fail to surrender permit for trailer
The driver is expected to appear at the Caledon East Provincial Offences Court on a later date to answer to the charges.
Caledon OPP reminds motorists before every RV trip, be sure to tighten your RV’s wheel lug nuts and measure tire pressure to ensure your safety on the road. Check the vehicle’s wheel lug nuts to make sure they have not loosened up at any point during previous travel or while in storage. Driving with loose lug nuts is dangerous and could lead to losing a wheel on the road, causing property damage, injuries or even death.