A police officer was able to bring an out of control semi truck to a safe stop on Wednesday morning.
The incident began early Wednesday on Highway 8 between Seaforth and Clinton, Ontario, after police received several calls about a semi truck driving erratically and at times veering into oncoming traffic.
Police were able to locate the truck, but driver did not stop the vehicle.
“Despite the numerous police vehicles following behind with lights and sirens activated the driver failed to stop. Spike belts were deployed and several tires were deflated however the vehicle continued trucking along at a slow speed,” the Huron County Ontario Provincial Police said in a news release.
As the truck continued along Highway 8, it moved closer to school zones in the Clinton area.
A Huron OPP officer jumped onto the moving truck and was able to enter the cab and bring the vehicle to a safe stop.
The incident remains under investigation, but police say that they suspect the driver was suffering from a medical episode.
Some deflated tires & destroyed spike belts but otherwise this potentially dangerous incident came to a safe ending this morning. The driver failed to stop at a low speed before a #HuronOPP officer climbed onto the rig & managed to get the vehicle stopped east of Clinton. ^js pic.twitter.com/ZrPEiaEHLy
— OPP West Region (@OPP_WR) September 16, 2020