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Motorcyclist who ‘lost their phone’ caught driving wrong way on Hwy. 401

A person driving a motorcycle was caught going the wrong way up Highway 401 after losing their phone on the road, according to Ontario Provincial Police.

Officers responded to reports of a wrong-way driver on the highway just east of Brockville, Ont. at approximately 2 p.m. Tuesday.

“Police intervened before the motorcycle could go any further,” OPP said.

The motorcyclist had lost their phone on the roadway and turned around to find it, police say. 

There were no injuries.

OPP is reminding drivers to never travel in the opposite direction along a roadway.

There have been two fatal wrong-way collisions on Highway 401 in the last two weeks.

On April 29, four people, including two grandparents and their infant grandchild, died when their vehicle was struck head-on by a car travelling the wrong way in Whitby. Then, on May 5, a woman died after driving on the opposite side of the highway and colliding with another vehicle near Guelph Line in Milton, Ont.

In Ottawa, a driver was killed last month in a head-on crash on Highway 417 when a driver was travelling eastbound in the westbound lanes.

With files from CTV News Kitchener

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