Monday, December 17, 2007

Crash on airport road claims a life.

The Timmins Police Service is investigating a motor vehicle collision involving a mini van and mid size car that claimed the life of an 18-year-old Timmins man. The accident occurred on Friday Dec. 14, 2007 at approximately 11:00 p.m. on Airport Road near Timmins High and Vocational School.
The minivan was traveling west on Airport Road when struck by the eastbound car that had lost control. As a result of the collision the 18-year-old driver of the car was killed and another man was ejected from the car. The man thrown from the car has suffered serious injuries and is being treated at the Timmins and District Hospital for his injuries. A third occupant in the car was transported to the hospital and is being examined by the medical staff with non-life threatening injuries.
The driver of the minivan was transported to Timmins and District Hospital and treated for her injuries. A passenger in the minivan was also transported to the hospital with serious injuries and is being treated by the medical staff.
The Timmins Police Service Traffic Unit, Criminal Investigation Unit, Uniform Patrol Officers are all involved in the investigation. Police have concluded their investigation at the scene of the accident but have not yet determined the cause. The car involved is being stored at the Timmins Police Service building pending examination in the next few days. Police have not ruled out alcohol as being the cause of the accident.
The coroner has ordered a post mortem on the young man however the date and time has not been scheduled yet.

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