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YORK—Haldimand OPP 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. 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 westbound on Haldimand Road 9 and the sedan was travelling southbound 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. Haldimand Road 9 and River Road were one of the detours drivers were taking to avoid the three blocked roads in Caledonia. York saw an increased amount of traffic and OPP were at the intersection of Highway 54 and Haldimand Road 9 directing traffic. OPP Technical Collision Investigators (TCI) attended the scene and are assisting with the investigation. OPP is asking anyone who may have witnessed the collision or who may have any information to assist with the investigation to contact them at 1-888-310-1122. —Photo courtesy of Art Lyall.