Two West Parry Sound OPP officers were sent to the hospital today after separate mishaps - one involving a chemical spill.
Shortly before 6 am, an officer responded to a motor vehicle collision involving two commercial motor vehicles that resulted in a chemical spill on the Key River Bridge in Key River. The responding officer was exposed to a potentially hazardous chemical and was taken to hospital for precautionary medical assessments. Highway 69 was closed as a result of the crash.
A second officer was conducting traffic control on Highway 400 near Parry Sound because of the crash at Key River. While in her cruiser, with all emergency lights activated, she was hit by a northbound vehicle. The officer received serious injuries and was also transported to hospital by EMS. The driver of the other vehicle was not injured.
The crash is still under investigation and the Highway remains closed. Police say there is no threat to public safety at this time.
Detours for northbound traffic on Highway 69 take Highway 124 to Highway 11 and for southbound traffic on Highway 69 take Highway 522 to Highway 11.