Highway patrol cop seriously injured on Fred Gardiner expressway
TORONTO – A highway patrol officer was seriously injured on Monday when a man rammed his car into the rear of the stationary patrol vehicle in which he was seated on the Fred Gardiner Expressway on the approach to Colbourne Lodge.
The highway patrol officer had stopped on the Gardiner to assist a divisional traffic officer who had stopped a vehicle for suspected impaired driving.
The officer’s cautionary lighting was operating to direct traffic into the passing lane when a 42?year?old man driving a Ford Explorer drove his vehicle into the rear of the Highway Patrol vehicle.
The injured police officer was rushed to hospital for treatment.
The driver of the Ford Explorer, Peter Sissakis, 42, of Toronto, was unharmed. He was taken to Traffic Services for questioning where he was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol exceeding 80 mgs, and impaired driving causing bodily harm.
Sissakis was due to have appeared the same day to face charges at Old City Hall court.