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Serious Collision In Perth Cuonty Sends One to Hospital

Web posted on May 15, 2014

(MUNICIPALITY OF WEST PERTH, ON) - On Sunday May 11, 2014, at 4:45 p.m., Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were called to a two vehicle crash at the intersection of Perth Line 44 and Road 150.

Investigation revealed that a 2006 Ford F350 pickup truck had been travelling south bound on Road 150 when it failed to stop at the stop sign and crossed directly in front of an east bound 2006 Dodge pickup truck pulling a horse trailer (with one horse inside).

The driver of the Dodge truck braked but was unable to avoid colliding with the passenger side of the Ford. The two occupants of the Ford were able the exit the vehicle before it caught on fire and burned.

The 37 year old female driver of the Dodge pickup truck, an Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh resident and her 18 year old female passenger, a Municipality of Central Huron resident did not sustain injuries as a result of the collision.

The occupants of the Ford pickup truck were both Toronto residents. The 57 year old male driver was uninjured while the 73 year old male passenger sustained major but non-life threatening injuries. He was transported by Perth County Ambulance to a local hospital.

The driver of the Ford pickup has been charged with "careless driving".

The Ford pickup truck was completely destroyed by the impact and the subsequent fire. The Dodge pickup truck and the horse trailer it was towing sustained extensive damage. The horse appeared to be uninjured.

This collision occurred on a Sunday afternoon in ideal weather and driving conditions. It reminds us of the importance of paying attention to stop signs. No lives were lost in this avoidable crash however the potential for loss of life was great. Motorists are urged to "Stop and Look" before proceeding through stop sign controlled intersections.