Police say, at approximately 6:15 p.m. on Sunday, March 20th, 2016 the Niagara Regional Police Service, along with the Niagara Emergency Medical Services and the St. Catharines Fire Department responded to reports of a two car collision on Seventh Street Louth at Second Avenue Louth in the City of St. Catharines, within the Regional Municipality of Niagara, Ontario.
Initial investigation revealed that an 89-year-old St. Catharines senior was operating his 1992 Honda Accord westbound on Second Avenue Louth. At the same time a 46-year-old St. Catharines man was operating his 1993 Saab northbound on Seventh Street Louth.After coming to a stop, the Honda entered into the intersection and across the past of the Saab in an attempt to turn southbound. The 46-year-old driver of the Saab was unable to avoid the Honda and the two vehicles came into collision with each other in the intersection.
The collision resulted in the Honda being spun around in excess of 180 degrees and the Saab leaving the west edge of roadway and coming to rest in farmers’ field.The 89-year-old St. Catharines senior suffered life threatening injuries, and is stable at this time. The 49-year-old St. Catharines man suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries in the collision. Neither vehicle was carrying any passengers.
The names of the involved parties are not being released.This incident remains under investigation by Detectives of the Niagara Regional Police Services Collision Reconstruction Unit. Any witnesses with information regarding this collision are asked to contact Investigators at (905) 688-4111, extension 5500.
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