At approximately 8:15 a.m. on Thursday, February 5th, 2015, Thorold Fire Services, along with Niagara Emergency Medical Services and the Niagara Regional Police Service responded to reports of a single vehicle collision at the intersection of Conlon Crescent and McNamara Street in the City of Thorold, within the Regional Municipality of Niagara, Ontario.
Initial investigation revealed that a 63-year-old St. Catharines woman had stopped on Conlon to pick up her 20-year-old granddaughter. As the driver left the residence it is believed that she suffered a medical event leading to the loss of control of her 2001 Saturn Ion. The Saturn struck a curb and a parked 2009 Smart car before crossing over the intersection of McNamara and coming to final rest in the snow bank on the north side of intersection.
The 63-year-old St. Catharines woman and her 20-year-old female passenger were uninjured in the collision; however the driver was taken to the Niagara Health System St. Catharines Site for treatment, before being transferred to the Hamilton Health Sciences General Site where she remains in stable condition at this time.
Due to the seriousness of the driver’s condition, Police closed the intersection for a few hours while the Collision Reconstruction Unit investigated the collision.
Damage to both vehicles was superficial in nature, but Police have towed the Saturn as a precaution to ensure that nothing mechanically caused or contributed to the collision.
This incident remains under investigation by Detectives of the 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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