The Timmins Police Service has charged a local man with a Highway Traffic Act violation stemming from its investigation into a mid-afternoon collision that occurred on Monday, August 31st in Timmins.

The collision occurred as the driver of a Dodge pickup truck completed a left turn off of Algonquin Blvd onto Pine Street South and struck 2 pedestrians who were lawfully in the crosswalk.

A 51-year-old male pedestrian and his 7-year-old daughter sustained injury requiring that they be transported to Timmins and District Hospital by ambulance for medical treatment.

Both were released from hospital later that same day.

A significant number of passersby rendered immediate assistance in terms of lifting the pickup truck up and off of the young girl and then providing first aid to both injured parties.

The Timmins Police Service wishes to convey its gratitude to those persons who rendered assistance at the scene of this collision.

The severity of injury sustained by the young girl was mitigated by their quick thinking and decisive actions.

As a result of the investigation by the Timmins Police Service, William JONES, 75, of Timmins has been charged with:

– Fail to yield Right of Way to Pedestrian contrary to the Highway Traffic Act

The Timmins Police Service deems this matter to be a closed investigation.