What may a airplane, a flute, a struggle, a river of purple wine and a misplaced Llama all probably have in widespread?
All of them discovered their means onto GTA roadways in 2021.
Right here’s a glance again on the unusual circumstances that made headlines and impressed loads of head scratches.
Airplane lands on Hwy. 407
The newest incident passed off on Wednesday morning when a small airplane was pressured to make an emergency touchdown on Freeway 407 in Markham. Fortunately, nobody was injured.
The pilot mentioned there was “no different possibility” however to land on the freeway after the engine beginning sputtering and dying shortly after takeoff from Buttonville airport.
The OPP credited the pilot with making a “textual content e-book” touchdown.
When requested if he had any reservations about touchdown on the 407, the pilot instructed the OPP: “We had no possibility. It was both this, or the buildings.”
He blew it: Flute taking part in motorist busted
Ingesting and driving continues to be, sadly, far too widespread, and a few simply can’t unglue their telephones from their fingers, even when barreling down the freeway. But it surely’s not on a regular basis somebody pulls out their iPad, throws on some backing tracks and begins rocking the flute with each fingers whereas driving.
That’s what police in Burlington allege a driver was caught doing final week.
“Visitors officer was conducting distracted driver enforcement in the present day and was anticipating a mobile phone from this driver,” police tweeted. “Somewhat shocked to search out the driving force taking part in his flute with each fingers and following alongside to an iPod whereas driving.”
Visitors officer was conducting distracted driver enforcement in the present day and was anticipating a mobile phone from this driver. Somewhat shocked to search out the driving force taking part in his flute with each fingers and following alongside to an IPod whereas driving!Charged!!#FlutesAndDrivingDontMix ^mb pic.twitter.com/qQJntk6T1K
— HRPS Burlington (@HRPSBurl) October 20, 2021
The lengthy and wine-ding street
I’m no Alanis Morissette, however there might be some irony at play right here. Final winter, police mentioned a suspected impaired driver in an SUV brought on a collision on Freeway 401 close to Freeway 6 South that resulted in a transport truck stuffed with purple wine rolling over and spilling its fermented contents onto the chilly February concrete.
The motive force of the SUV refused to supply a breath pattern and was charged with impaired driving. Fortunately, no critical accidents have been reported.
A transport truck carrying purple wine rolls over on Freeway 401. OPP
The frenzy hour punch bathe
Can something rival rush hour for bringing out the worst in human behaviour? Profanities are hurled, center fingers unfurled, and a few of us might even harbour fantasies of ill-will in the direction of our fellow commuters. However, fortunately, we’ve been civilized and our brutish instincts stay suppressed. Until you’re these two guys who had sufficient and determined to toss haymakers whereas automobiles whizzed by them on the 401 eastbound categorical lane at Leslie.
680 NEWS airborne site visitors reporter Jordan Kerr captured the dust-up from the chopper. He mentioned it appeared like a dispute between tow-truck drivers. Though police weren’t capable of verify their professions, the video proof confirmed their pugilistic proficiencies.
“It bought extra heated then they began grappling and punching coming very near falling into stay site visitors lanes,” Kerr defined on the time. “A couple of drivers stopped to assist break up the struggle, and one of many drivers stormed off and drove away.”
Comfortable ending for misplaced Llama
It’s good to finish issues on a contented be aware.
As an alternative of changing into unique street kill, a misplaced Llama was safely reunited with household after being discovered wandering the lanes of the southbournd 401 final June.
Crews have been pressured to dam southbound 400 lanes approaching King Street, whereas they tried to seize the animal — which they did — and not using a fur misplaced.
A llama was captured by OPP after being discovered wandering within the southbound lanes of Freeway 400 close to Type Street. TWITTER/@OPP_HSD