Minutes prior to 2:38 am on the 4th of July 2015, two motor vehicles were involved in a serious motor vehicle collision at the intersection of University Avenue East and John Street in the Town of Cobourg. As a result of the collision both involved motor vehicles received extensive damage and are both destroyed.
A male driving a motor vehicle southbound on John St north of the University Ave E / John St intersection disobeyed the stop sign by failing to stop; the driver entered the intersection at a high rate of speed and struck a westbound University Ave E motor vehicle. As a result of the collision neither driver sustained any serious injuries due to all airbags in each motor vehicle deploying upon impact.
The male who operated the southbound John St motor vehicle was arrested at the collision scene for Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle. As a result of the investigation, Cobourg Police closed the roadway (University Ave E from Division St to College St) for over four hours for a Level II Collision Investigation.
The accused male who caused the motor vehicle collision is charged with Exceed 80 Milligrams of Alcohol and Care and Control of a Motor Vehicle, both charges being contrary to the Criminal Code. The accused male is identified as:
23 year old Benjamin R. MCIVOR of Cobourg, Ontario
MCIVOR was released on a Promise to Appear with a court date of 15 July 2015 at 9:30 am.
It is estimated that approximately 1,651,650 motor vehicles were involved in property damage-only crashes in Canada. MADD Canada estimates that approximately 210,932 of these vehicles were damaged in impairment-related crashes (roughly 578 per day). Impaired related driving deaths, injuries and property damage-only crashes in Canada can be estimated to have cost $20.62 billion in years past. This extensive analysis was prepared for the federal Ministry of Transportation.
The Cobourg Police Service reminds all drivers not to Drink and Drive.