According to police, at approximately 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 30th, 2014 the Thorold Fire Department, along with the Niagara Emergency Medical Services and the Niagara Regional Police Service, responded to reports of a two vehicle collision on Regional Road 20 at Cataract Road in City of Thorold, with in the Regional Municipality of Niagara, Ontario.

Initial investigation revealed that 34-year-old Pelham resident was operating a 2012 Volkswagen Jetta westbound on Regional Road 20 in the curb lane.

At the same time a 39-year-old female resident of Thorold was operating a 2005 Chevrolet Impala eastbound with her 17-year-old daughter in the vehicle.  Immediately west of the intersection of Cataract Road the Volkswagen came into a “T-Bone” style collision in the westbound lane of travel, with the Chevrolet, striking the right passenger side of the Chevrolet in the area of the front and rear passenger doors, causing significant crush damage to the Chevrolet.

All three parties were transported to the Niagara Health System Welland Site with serious injuries.  The 17-year-old female passenger of the Chevrolet suffered life-threatening injuries and was later transferred by ambulance to the Hamilton Health Sciences General Site in critical condition.

Names are not being released and the incident remains under investigation by Detectives of the Collision Reconstruction Unit.  Any witnesses with information are asked to contact Investigators at (905) 688-4111, extension 5500.

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