Police say at approximately 8:50 p.m. on Sunday, December 25th, 2016 the Niagara Regional Police Service, along with the Niagara Emergency Medical Services and the Welland Fire Department responded to reports of a two car collision at the intersection of Moyer Road and Bigger Road in the City of Welland.


Initial investigation revealed that a 72-year-old Niagara Falls man was operating his 2014 Ford F150 northbound on Moyer Road.  At the same time a 78-year-old Thorold woman was operating her 2015 Mazda 3 westbound on Bigger Road. The Mazda failed to stop for the stop sign at the intersection and entered into the path of the northbound Ford.  The resulting collision caused the Ford to leave the west edge of roadway and roll an undetermined number of times, coming to rest on its roof.  The Mazda was redirected in a northerly direction and came to rest in the easterly ditch, just north of the intersection.

The 72-year-old Niagara Falls man was transported to the Niagara Health System with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.  The 78-year-old Thorold woman was airlifted to the Hamilton Health Sciences in serious condition.  At the time of this release, hospitals were unavailable for update on the driver’s conditions.

The names of the involved parties are not being released.

The intersection remained closed for several hours while police attempted to determine the extent of the injuries, but reopened to traffic at 9:30 a.m.

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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