Several wrong-way drivers as OPP dealt with transport truck crash and closure of Highway 11

Police issued several tickets to motorists who used their handheld phones to take videos and pictures of the crash scene

It seems some motorists felt they were above the rules of the road as provincial police investigated a transport truck collision that closed a section of Highway 11 in the Orillia area on Monday.

OPP say at around 6:30 a.m., they responded to a single-vehicle crash involving a southbound truck that struck the guardrail. One person was transported to a local hospital and then airlifted to a Toronto hospital for further treatment.

The southbound lanes of Highway 11 were closed at Line 15 and one lane was blocked northbound at Line 14 for most of the day as police investigated the collision and repairs to the guardrail could be made.

Police say during the closure, two barricades were rammed and removed from their mounts causing significant damage. As well, there were several reports regarding vehicles travelling the wrong way on both the highway and the on-ramps. Three drivers who police say were using their handheld phones in an attempt to video and photograph the collision received tickets.

Orillia OPP request that any witnesses who have not already spoken to police or have dash cam footage of the collision, please call the Orillia OPP at 705-326-3536 or at 1-888-310-1122.

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