OPP cruiser struck on 401 eastbound near Joyceville

Kingston Fire & Rescue speak to an OPP officer at the site of a collision involving an OPP cruiser. Photo by Kingstonist.

The 401 eastbound was closed on the morning of Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023 near Joyceville, after a vehicle struck an OPP cruiser stopped on the side of the highway.

The collision occurred at around 6:32 a.m. on Highway 401, just east of Deer Ridge Drive and west of Gananoque, while the OPP officer was stopped assisting a motorist following a previous collision.

An OPP cruiser damaged following a collision on Saturday morning. Photo via OPP.

According to OPP, both the officer and civilian were transported to hospital with injuries. Both are expected to recover.

A civilian vehicle involved in a collision with an OPP cruiser on Saturday morning. Photo via OPP.


The roadway remained closed for investigation and cleanup for the entire morning. It was reopened shortly before 12:30 p.m.

2 thoughts on “OPP cruiser struck on 401 eastbound near Joyceville

  • You would think this could have been avoided by keeping your eyes on the road and changing lanes when approaching police and emergency vehicles as we are asked to. No mention of charges?

  • To Walt: indeed!

    To The Kingston isn’t: I’d be interested in more details as they emerge.

    Thank you for covering this important public safety issue

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