A 46-year-old male from Oshawa suffered serious life-threatening injuries as a result of a collision that left a debris field the length of a city block.
On Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 9:40 p.m. officers from Central East Division were dispatched to a multi-vehicle collision on Olive Avenue at Wilson Road South in Oshawa.
A 46-year-old male was operating a white Dodge Challenger at a high rate of speed eastbound on Olive Avenue. The vehicle ran a red light at Wilson Road South and struck a blue Dodge pickup truck that was northbound on Wilson Avenue waiting to turn left onto Olive Avenue. After the initial impact the Dodge continued eastbound onto a property on the north side, striking a parked vehicle before coming to rest. That parked car struck the house due to the impact. The force of the initial collision created a debris field covering a city block. The force of the collision also dislodged the engine block from the pickup truck.
The 46-year-old male was removed from his vehicle and transported to at Toronto-area trauma hospital by ORNGE Air Ambulance. He remains in serious but stable condition. The 17-year-old male driver of the pickup truck and his passengers, a 17-year-old male and a 17-year-old female were transported to a local hospital. The female passenger was treated for a minor injury and released. The driver and male passenger were transported to Toronto-area hospitals for serious injuries, where they remain in stable condition.
As a result of the collision, the roadway was closed for several hours while members of the DRPS Collision Investigation Unit conducted an investigation. Road conditions were favorable at the time of the incident and alcohol and distracted driving are not factors in this incident. The investigation is on-going.
Police are asking that any members of the public who may have witnessed this incident at Olive and Wilson or had observed the Dodge vehicle prior to the incident to please contact D/Cst. Ashfield of the Collision Investigation Unit at 1-888-579-1520, ext 5226 or to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.