Person sent to trauma centre, vehicle rollover, and impaired charges: OPP respond to crashes in North Simcoe

Southern Georgian Bay OPP responded to three crashes late in the day on Sunday on roadways in North Simcoe.

Began at 7:15 p.m. when OPP were called about a serious, single-vehicle crash in the southbound lanes of Highway 400 near Crooked Bay Road in Georgian Bay Township.

“Attending officers, Simcoe County Paramedics and Georgian Bay Township Fire Services contained the scene, extricated and triaged the lone 52-year-old Severn Township resident who was transported to an area hospital by paramedics and onward to a Toronto area trauma hospital for further treatment.,” OPP wrote in a release.

OPP are investigating the cause of the crash.

Then just before 8:00 p.m., a community member contacted OPP to report a vehicle in the ditch on Talbot Street in Tay Township, which appeared to have rolled over.

“Attending officers, through investigation, learned that the 40-year-old Tay Township driver escaped injury after avoiding wildlife on the roadway,” police said.

“Motorists are advised that the large game hunting season is soon to begin and may cause more deer to be mobile making them possibly more visible on area roadways here in North Simcoe.”

To round out the day, OPP say they were called around 11:00 p.m. regarding an eastbound vehicle on Robert Street in Penetanguishene entering a ditch, striking a tree and a road sign.

“The vehicle continued despite dragging car parts with it as it headed east,” OPP stated. “Officers were able to locate the vehicle in a medical facility parking lot in the Town of Penetanguishene and also located the driver nearby. Upon observing and speaking with the driver, an impaired driving investigation was commenced.”

A 53-year-old Orillia man has been charged with the following:

  • Operation while impaired – alcohol
  • Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)
  • Dangerous operation

He was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on November 20.

The accused also faces a 90-day drivers licence suspension – as well – his vehicle was towed and will be impounded for 7 days.

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