6 injured following trio of weekend crashes in City Kawartha Lakes: OPP

The last weekend of summer was also a dangerous one out on the roads. There were major collisions around the region, including one resulting in a fire and a fatality. Germain Ma has more.

OPP in the City of Kawartha Lakes continue to investigate several serious crashes on the weekend that sent a combined six people to hospital.

On Sunday night, OPP reported three people were taken to hospital with serious injuries following a two-vehicle collision around 7:40 p.m. on Highway 7 at the intersection of County Road 46 between the hamlets of Manilla and Oakwood, about 15 kilometres west of Lindsay.

Police say the collision involved a car and pickup truck. Occupants in the truck — the driver, a 62-year-old man from Keswick and a 58-year-old woman from Stratford — were taken to Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay. The driver of the car, a 21-year-old woman from Little Britain (City of Kawartha Lakes), was transported to a Toronto-area trauma centre.

The highway was closed between Barry’s Road South and Simcoe Street.

Area resident Samantha Bonnie Roy says the two vehicles ended up on her property following the collision.

“Had the F150 truck that was involved ended up 30 feet closer to my house, it would have smashed into my eight-year-old’s bedroom,” she said. “It has been a very intense evening.”


Around 4:30 a.m. Sunday, OPP reported two people were taken to hospital with life-altering injuries following a single-vehicle rollover on Centreline Road, about 12 kilometres north of the village of Omemee.

Police say the two male occupants were first taken to an area hospital and then later airlifted to a Toronto-area trauma centre with life-altering injuries.

Centreline Road was closed for several hours between Pigeon Lake Road and St. Lukes Road as OPP investigated.

On Friday around 6:40 p.m., OPP and emergency crews responded to a head-on collision on County Road 121 just south of the village of Kinmount.

Police say the collision involved a northbound car that crossed the centre line and struck a southbound pickup truck.

The driver of the car, a 73-year-old man from Orillia, Ont., was first taken to hospital and later taken to a Toronto-area trauma centre by an Ornge air ambulance, OPP report.

OPP say all three collisions remain under investigation.

— more to come.

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