On Monday, October 12th, 2015, at approximately 2:55 a.m., members of the Niagara Regional Police Service, Niagara Emergency Medical Service and the Welland Fire Service responded to reports of a single vehicle collision on King Street at Second Street in the City of Welland, Ontario.
Police say that Investigators have determined that a 1998 Honda Civic, driven by a 19 year-old male from Welland, was travelling west on Second Street towards King Street. An 18 year-old male passenger from Pelham was seated in the front seat, while a 19 year-old male passenger, also from Pelham, was seated in the rear.
As the Honda continue west on Second Street, the driver failed to stop for a stop sign at the intersection of King Street. The Honda crossed both lanes of traffic across King Street and came into collision with a tree on the west shoulder of King Street. Emergency Services quickly attended the scene and were forced to cut the roof off the Honda in order to free the occupants.
The 19 year-old driver was taken to the Welland County General Hospital where he remains in serious condition. The 19 year-old rear passenger was also transported to the Welland County General Hospital, where he was treated and released for minor injuries. The 18 year-old front passenger was airlifted to the Hamilton General Hospital where he remains in critical condition.
This collision remains under investigation by Detectives of the Niagara Regional Police Service – Collision Reconstruction Unit.
Any witnesses to the collision are asked to contact detectives at (905) 688-4111, extension 5500.
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