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Hamilton Police are reminding drivers “to put down their mobile devices while they’re operating a motor vehicle” after a vehicle driven by a distracted driver collided with a police van.

The police officers received minor injuries and the driver of the automobile was unharmed. A 28-year-old man has been charged with careless driving under the Highway Traffic Act.

Police say shortly after 4:30 p.m. on Sunday a Toyota was travelling westbound on Cannon Street approaching Victoria Avenue North and went through a red light colliding with a “fully marked police van.”

“Through investigation police learned the driver was distracted by his cellphone at the time of the collision,” police say.

Members of the public who have information about the investigation are asked to contact Division 1 Staff Sgt. Office at 905-546-4725.

Source: The Hamilton Spectator