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73-year old crashes transport truck after medical episode

A single vehicle collision left one driver with serious injuries in Oshawa on the weekend, according to Durham Police.

On Saturday, February 12 at about 5:16 pm, members from Central West Division were called to the area of Wentworth Street and Stevenson Road for a serious single motor vehicle collision. A tractor-trailer transport truck was travelling eastbound on Wentworth Street approaching Stevenson Road when the truck left the roadway, crossing the south curb and grass boulevard. The truck continued through a fence and into a secure vehicle storage compound causing extensive damage, said a police statement.

Emergency services attended the scene within minutes and the 73-year-old male driver was transported to a local hospital in life-threatening condition. It is believed the driver sustained a medical episode causing him to lose control of the truck. The male remains in critical but stable condition, it said.

Members of the DRPS – Collision Investigation Unit, attended the scene to conduct an investigation. The area of the roadway was closed for several hours while evidence was collected.

Anyone with information about this incident or who witnessed this collision is asked to call D/Cst. Scott of the Collision Investigation Unit at 905-579-1520 (toll free 1-888-579-1520) ext. 5217.


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