HALDIMAND– The Ontario Provincial Police Haldimand County Detachment is investigating a two vehicle collision involving a tractor trailer and a sedan that sent the sedan driver to hospital with life threatening injuries. The collision occurred on Haldimand Road 9 at River Road in York, Haldimand County, Ontario.
On Friday October 23, 2020 at 4:37 p.m., OPP, Haldimand County Fire Services and Haldimand County paramedics responded to Haldimand Road 9 and River Road for a report of a two vehicle collision involving a tractor trailer and a sedan. A witness reported the driver of the sedan appeared seriously injured and was unresponsive.
Haldimand County paramedics transported the 19-year-old driver of the sedan to an out of town hospital with life threatening injuries.
The driver of the tractor trailer was not injured as a result of the collision.
According to one witness, the tractor trailer was travelling west bound on Haldimand Road 9 and the sedan was travelling south bound on River Road when the sedan turned left onto Haldimand Road 9 and was struck by the tractor trailer.
During the collision, a utility pole was severed causing electrical wires to fall and spark on the roadway.
Haldimand Road 9 was closed in the area for approximately five hours while emergency crews were on scene.
OPP Technical Collision Investigators (TCI) attended the scene and are assisting with the investigation.