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Tow truck rushing to crash scene allegedly clocked driving 60 km/h over limit in Caledon

 

'Instead of getting a hook they were hooked' says Caledon officer

 

Caledon OPP charged a tow truck driver trying to get to the scene of a crash with stunt driving on March 21.

 

"A bit too eager," said Const. Ian Michel, in a social media post. "Instead of getting a hook they were hooked."

 

The vehicle was stopped around 2:15 p.m. on Shaw’s Creek Road near Beech Grove Sideroad. Police said the driver was going 122 km/h in a 60 km/h zone.

 

Michel said the truck was heading to the scene of a collision where there were already other tow trucks assisting.

 

Along with the charge, the tow truck was seized for seven days.

 

"There is a misconception that tow trucks are emergency vehicles when responding to collisions, which is not true," Michel said.

 

"Tow trucks have no special driving protection when attending a scene of a collision — they must adhere to speed limits and red lights."

 

Tow trucks do fall under the “move over” law when they are at a scene with lights activated.

 

Michel said that's when other motorists must slow down and move over when passing them like an emergency vehicle.

 

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