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[IP] Diabetic reaction sparks cop chase
Last night on the Toronto News, did anyone see the article about the 29 year
old Diabetic woman that apparently sent police on a wild chase down the 401
highway? I have pasted the article here:
Driver helpless in truck terror
Diabetic reaction sparks cop chase
By ROB GRANATSTEIN, TORONTO SUN
With her rig rolling out of control and bouncing off guardrails on Hwy.
401, Sheila McKinnon sat slumped in her cab, unable to do anything as she
suffered a severe diabetic reaction.
Ontario Provincial Police, joined by Toronto Police, pursued her slow-moving
rig for more than 20 km, trying to find a way to stop the truck.
The 40 km/h "chase" started eastbound at Renforth Dr. in Etobicoke at 2:15
a.m. and stretched across the top of the city, as officers in as many as 20
cruisers waited for an opportunity to pull the truck over.
The police had no idea what was happening behind the wheel of the runaway
truck. It could have been a drunk driver or someone asleep at the controls.
Finally, as the truck headed up the hill towards the Don Valley Parkway,
just past Leslie St. it stopped on its own.
Officers jumped out and swung open the door to find McKinnon, 30,
disoriented and confused.
The resident of Ayr, near Cambridge, was taken to North York General
hospital and then released.
The OPP said the situation was particularly challenging because they're not
used to having trucks out of control.
"A car you can box in," said Const. Brian Hackett of Port Credit OPP. "You
don't want a tractor-trailer bouncing off your cruiser because the wheels
are bigger than the car."
"There were no injuries to anyone, it was a real happy ending," Hackett
No charges have been laid.
Wendy Anderson (Ont.)
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