Kingston driver sustains life-threatening injuries following three-vehicle collision

Photo via the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP).

The Killaloe Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is currently investigating a collision that resulted in injuries to three people, one of whom was air-lifted to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

According to police, the collision occurred just before 8 p.m. on Friday, Jun. 21, 2024, on Highway 41 near Magnetic Hill Road in Bonnechere Valley Township. The collision involved three vehicles, including a car, a sport utility vehicle (SUV), and a pickup truck, the OPP said, and also saw members of the Bonnechere Valley Fire Department and Renfrew County Paramedics attend the scene.

The collision took place on Highway 41 near Magnetic Hill Road, indicated above with a red marker. Graphic via Google Maps.

The Killaloe OPP detailed that their investigation found the 38-year-old driver of the car from Kingston, travelling southbound on Highway 41, crossed over the centre line on the roadway, striking a northbound SUV being driven by a 28-year-old from Stouffville. The pickup truck, which had been travelling northbound behind the SUV, swerved to avoid collision. The 55-year-old driver of the pickup truck, an Ottawa resident, struck a guardrail as a result.

“The driver of the passenger car was trapped and required extraction from the vehicle by the Fire Department and was air lifted to hospital with life threatening injuries,” the OPP said in a press release on Monday, Jun. 24, 2024.

“The remaining two drivers were transported to hospital by paramedics with minor injuries.”

Police said that Highway 41 was closed for several hours as OPP technical collision investigators carried out the on-scene portion of the investigation. All three vehicles were towed from the scene of the crash.

The collision remains under investigation, and police are asking anyone with information on the incident to contact the Killaloe OPP (613-757-2600) or Renfrew OPP (613-432-4848) (the toll-free number to connect with East Region OPP detachments is 1-888-310-1122). Those with information who would like to remain anonymous can do so by sharing information through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.valleytips.ca. Those who provide information on active investigations through Crime Stoppers may be eligible to receive a cash reward up to $2,000.

In response to Kingstonist inquiries as to the condition of the Kingston driver, Catherine Yarmel, Media Relations Officer for the Killaloe OPP, said that the driver remained in hospital in critical condition as of Saturday, Jun. 22, 2024, but that police had no further information beyond that.

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