According to police, on May 28, 2015 at approximately 7:15PM uniform officers from the Welland office of the Niagara Regional Police Service, along with Niagara Emergency Medical Services, and the Welland Fire Service were sent to the scene of a multi-vehicle collision.  Officers attended to the intersection of Ontario Road and Southworth Street in Welland.

A 2010 Ford Taurus travelling northbound on Southworth at a high rate of speed collided with a 2003 Toyota Echo that was northbound on Southworth Street waiting to turn left onto Ontario Road. The Toyota was pushed through the intersection striking another vehicle, which then struck a fourth vehicle.

The Ford attempted to flee the scene but it collided with a hydro pole.   The Ford was then unable to go any further due to damage.  The driver left the scene on foot.

The 40 year old female driver of the Toyota was transported to Hamilton via air ambulance with serious injuries.

The Ford and Toyota both sustained considerable damage and are believed to be destroyed.

Two dogs that were in the rear seat of the Toyota were killed on impact.

The driver was arrested at his residence later in the night.  He had minor injuries.

57 year old John Kish of Welland is charged with:

– Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle cause bodily harm sec 249(3) CC
– Fail to stop at the scene of an accident sec 252 (1.1) CC

Kish was held for a bail hearing and the investigation remains ongoing by uniform officers in Welland.  Anyone with information can contact 905-688-4111 x 3300 or Crimes Stoppers of Niagara.

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