(NORTH PERTH, ON) - One person was seriously injured after a collision on Line 81, in the Municipality of North Perth early this morning (26Aug).
Just after 12:30 a.m. on August 26 2020, the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Perth County Paramedics and the North Perth Fire Department responded to a two vehicle collision on Line 81 at Road 169, just southwest of Listowel.
The preliminary investigation indicates that a mini-van was travelling westbound on Line 81 when it was struck by a pick-up truck that had been travelling southbound on Road 169. The intersection is controlled by a stop sign in the north and south directions.
Both vehicles had one occupant, and both drivers were injured and transported to a local hospital. The driver of the pick-up truck was subsequently transported by Ornge Air Ambulance to another hospital with life-threatening injuries. The driver of the van suffered non-life threatening injuries.
The roads were closed for most of the morning, but have since been reopened. The investigation is ongoing, and charges are anticipated.
Anyone with information regarding this or any incident is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or online at www.opp.ca/reporting. Should you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at http://hc-cs.ca where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.