Crash sends nine to hospital
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Jun 29, 2013  |  Vote 0    0

Crash sends nine to hospital

Stratford Gazette

Perth County OPP responded to a collision south of Milverton early Saturday morning involving a single vehicle that was packed with nine teenagers, all of whom were transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Emergency responders were called to Perth Road 131 near Line 59 around 3:20 a.m.

Police say a Chevrolet Cavalier being driven by a 18-year-old man from Stratford was travelling north on Perth Road 131 when he lost control and spun into the west ditch. The car rolled and landed upright, narrowly missing a tree.

Seven of the people in the vehicle were situated in the passenger compartment and two were in the trunk.  Two 15-year-old males in the truck had to be extricated by firefighters.

The passengers range in age from 15 to 18.  Two were transported to Listowel Memorial Hospital and seven were taken to Stratford General Hospital.  Four of the teens have subsequently been transported to London Health Sciences Centre.

Perth Road 131 near the crash scene remained closed to traffic until approximately 9:30 a.m. to allow for the proper removal of the vehicle and debris.

Road conditions were bare and dry at the time of the crash.

Police are asking anyone who witnessed the vehicle prior to the crash or who has other information about the crash to call 1-888-310-1122.  Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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