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Media Release

Release Date: March 2nd, 2019 - 11:59am

Originator: D/Constable, Chris HEFFERNAN, Collision Reconstruction Unit, 905-825-4747 ext 5420

Contact: D/Constable, Chris HEFFERNAN, Traffic Services Unit, 905-825-4747 ext 5065

Location: Town of Oakville


Teenager in life threatening condition after single motor vehicle collision

At approximately 4:45 am, on Saturday March 2nd 2019, Halton Regional Police Service was called regarding a single motor vehicle collision in the Town of Oakville. 

The vehicle was being operated by a 13-year-old Oakville resident at the time of the collision.  The vehicle was travelling southbound on Eighth Line and lost control prior to the intersection with North Service Road.  The vehicle continued south through a chain-link fence and onto the westbound lanes of the QEW/403.  The vehicle struck the concrete median that separates the east and westbound lanes of the QEW before coming to rest. 

The driver was accompanied by a 16-year-old passenger in front of the vehicle and a 14-year-old passenger in the rear of the SUV.  All the occupants of the vehicle were Oakville residents. 

All three parties were transported to a children's trauma centre. 

The 14-year-old passenger is in critical condition, the 16-year-old passenger suffered serious injuries but is in stable condition, and the driver suffered minor injuries. 

As a result of the severity of the injuries, the Collision Reconstruction Unit attended and took carriage of the investigation. 

Police continue to investigate the collision and no charges have been laid against the driver at this time.  Police believe speed and inexperience were both contributing factors in the collision. 

Any witnesses to the collision that have not yet provided statements, are asked to contact the Collison Reconstruction Unit at 905-825-4747 ext 5065

The westbound lanes of the QEW were closed for approximately 4 hours during the scene investigation, while the intersection of North Service Road and Eighth Line was closed for approximately 5 hours.