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OPP reminds you to report collisions

Complainant reported observing a male driving a four-door sedan hit a stop sign then a fence in Fergus
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TOWNSHIP OF CENTRE WELLINGTON - On Jan. 16, 2018 at approximately 3:50 p.m. the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a complaint of a fail to remain collision which had just occurred.

The complainant reported observing a male driver driving a four-door silver sedan hit a stop sign then a fence on Woodside Street, Fergus. The driver was seen getting out of his vehicle, looking around then drove away.

County Roads did attend and put a temporary stop sign in place. The driver was not located. 

Wellington County OPP would like to remind drivers of their duty to report collisions. If you are in a collision and visible damage to both vehicles combined is over $2000 you are required to file a police report. If there is no damage or it is less than $2,000 combined you do not have to report a collision.  

As well, you are also required to report a collision if:

  • There is personal injury
  • The accident involves a government vehicle
  • If it involves a driver who doesn't have car insurance
  • A criminal act occurs such as an impaired driver
  • The accident involves a pedestrian
  • Damage is caused to private or municipal property

Failure to report an accident can lead to charges under the Highway Traffic Act.