Head-On Collision In Norwich Sends Five People To Hospital

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UPDATE: OPP say the passenger that was previously airlifted to a hospital in London is in critical condition. Technical Collision Investigators are on scene and they're assisting with the investigation. The investigation is ongoing and charges are pending.

UPDATE: OPP say the passenger that was previously airlifted to a hospital in London is in critical condition. Technical Collision Investigators (TCI) are on scene and they're assisting with the investigation. The investigation is ongoing and charges are pending. 

NORWICH TOWNSHIP - Five people are in hospital after in a head-on collision in Norwich yesterday evening.

Oxford OPP, Norwich Fire Department and EMS were on scene last night after the incident happened between Gunn's Hill Road and Old School Line when a 63 year-old woman was driving a grey SUV, with two 36 year-old female passengers, collided with a pickup truck. 

Constable Ed Sanchuk says one of the passengers in the grey vehicle was airlifted to a hospital in London.

"Please make sure you put the distractions away. Pay attention to your driving, make sure your passengers are buckled up, no aggressive driving, no alcohol or drugs and get to your destination safely and enjoy some time with your family."

Sanchuk says the woman was travelling with her two daughters, all of who are from Norwich, meanwhile the two men in the truck were from Kitchener.

He says drivers need to remain safe while on the roads.

"The vehicles are pretty banged up and we're surprised that we're not dealing with a triple fatality here. This is why it is so important to make sure you wear your seat belt, reduce your speed and pay attention at all times."

OPP say the three women are now listed in stable condition, while the two men suffered minor injuries. 

Inspector and Detachment Commander, Tony Hymers praised the first responders on scene and he sent his thoughts to those involved in the accident.

"I would like to thank all the emergency response workers and Good Samaritans that assisted with this collision. Their dedication and commitment to our community is unwavering. I would also like to extend my thoughts to the drivers/passengers and family members affected as a result of this incident."

OPP will provide more updates on the collision once they become available.

 

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