Our website is made possible by displaying online advertisements to our visitors.
Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker.

Ontario Highway Traffic Act

Discuss the Ontario Highway Traffic Act.


Post Your Traffic Ticket, and Get Help!


The Ontario Traffic Ticket Forum!


All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 
Check It Out
No unread posts New Set Fines Starting Sept 1st, 2015! Read and Learn Here.
  Print view

Failure to Stop and Yeild for Emergency Vehicle
Author Message
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:38 pm 
Offline
Newbie

Joined: Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:49 pm
Posts: 1
good evening everyone, i am looking for some advice as i have a early resolution meeting with the procesutor coming up in 2 days and wondering if anyone can give any advice.

Ill try and give the best run down i can for what happened, I was travelling down the main street of my city and about 1/2 a block from the left turn i take onto my street , an ambulance was heading west with its signals and sirens going, i yeilded right of way by pulling over, after the ambulance had passed, i signaled, merged back into my lane and proceeded east to my street. I have to make a left turn onto my street to get to my house. While sitting at the light in the left lane, my signal was on to turn left, i was waiting for westbound traffic to pass so i could get an opening to turn, at that time i heard sirens, checked all my mirrors but did not see anything. Just on the other side of the intersection a police car was conducting a traffic stop, cars that were in the far right lane were merging to the center lane to eild to the police officer, the police car had the lights were on but i could not say for certain the sirens were. At this time traffic in the westbound lane had cleared and i proceeded to make my left hand turn, just at that time, i saw a flash of white paint, tried to avoid my punching the brakes but lightly sideswipped a supervisor EMS truck, one of the big ford expeditions, there was moderate damage to my vehicle but very little damage to the EMS unit. What had happened was the EMS truck was coming down the street heading eastbound, same direction i was going, it came up behind my girlfriends minivan who was sitting directly behind me at the time waiting to turn left as well ( i have a regular 4 door sedan) at the last minute the EMS truck swerved around my grilfriends van almost taking the back bumper off, it flew into the westbound lanes to go through the intersection where at this point the vehicles colided. My girlfriend she the EMS was doing the 60kph speed limit at least and didnt even touch the brakes approching the intersection until my car was in front of the SUV.

The officer that was conducting the traffic stop came to investigate the accident afterwards and write the report. I was charged with failure to stop/yield for an emergency vehicle. Now at the time i was stopped but preparing to turn left during a green light. When i checked my rear view mirrors i did not see any vehicles or lights. Between the Police car, the ambulance that had passed me before the accident and the EMS truck, it was a few minutes of constant sirens.

What i am wondering is does the procesuctor have the abilty to throw away the charges entirley if he/she deems so?? even before a actual court date with a judge, everyone i have talked to said i followed all the driving rules and it was a case of wrong place at wrong time and a freak accident occurred which left me with the charge. The police officer was a very nice and understanding guy and he said that he recommended i choose to fight the charge as he said he had to charge somebody and unfortantley it had to be me because he could not charge the emergency vehicle.

It was a very confusing couple minutes and it happened so fast, i was in light shock but turned down medical care when offered by the police.

I have a spotless driving record and i am really hoping i can keep it that way.

I am just very worried (actually terrified) about my situation and hoping somebody can shine some light onto what my options really are

Thank you in advance


Top
 Profile  
 
Re: Failure to Stop and Yeild for Emergency Vehicle
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:25 am 
Offline
High Authority

Joined: Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:49 pm
Posts: 2110
Location: Ontario
Based on your description of what happened, I think you might have a reasonable defence. The officer certainly could have charged the EMS driver if they were at fault, or simply laid no charge at all.

I’d request disclosure, specifically the statements of the EMS driver and any other witnesses. Your main argument will probably be that you made reasonable efforts to ensure you were turning safely and that the EMS vehicle simply wasn’t readily visible.

The Crown can withdraw the charge if they feel the evidence doesn’t support the charge. Obviously see what they say at your first attendance meeting today.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Related topics
 Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. Failure to Stop for Emergency Vehicle

[ Go to pageGo to page: 1, 2 ]

TylerCollins

26

845

Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:19 pm

RandySolara View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Attachment(s) Failure to stop for emergency vehicle

andrewjsl

10

683

Sun Nov 27, 2016 5:11 am

argyll View the latest post

This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies. Failure to slow for an emergency vehicle

Celler6

10

1913

Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:41 pm

viper1 View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Failure to Yeild to a pedestrian, but i was stopped.

Matt.a.Das

7

1087

Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:22 pm

Matt.a.Das View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. No Charge, but Insurance is applying failure to yeild

forwardlean

3

1169

Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:40 am

Decatur View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. passing emergency vehicle

[ Go to pageGo to page: 1, 2 ]

NancyT

23

5060

Fri May 15, 2009 11:48 am

dhealy View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Passing an emergency vehicle

douggydfresh

1

730

Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:37 pm

Stanton View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Failing to move to the right for emergency vehicle

Brian513

10

1457

Thu Feb 06, 2014 5:59 pm

Stanton View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Emergency Vehicle and Intersection Rules??

Seanec

4

896

Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:53 pm

Stanton View the latest post

This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies. Failing to move, where possible for emergency vehicle

[ Go to pageGo to page: 1, 2 ]

lando_88

26

4277

Tue Mar 24, 2015 4:54 pm

bobajob View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. How to react for emergency vehicle coming from behind

Fin00965

1

434

Sun Nov 22, 2015 4:56 pm

ynotp View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Cop did not change lane for another emergency vehicle

[ Go to pageGo to page: 1, 2 ]

myticket

23

2417

Wed Nov 25, 2009 9:30 am

ponyboyt View the latest post

 


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Web Development & Search Engine Optimization
Home | Court Listings | Ontario Traffic Ticket

Copyright 2007 - 2017 © Microtekblue Inc. Web Development & Search Engine Optimization Service. We Support phpBB All Rights Reserved.