Driver unconscious and air lifted to hospital after crashing vehicle into pole in Bowmanville


Published August 6, 2023 at 11:12 am

A 31-year-old woman is fighting for her life in hospital after her vehicle was discovered in a ditch in Bowmanville where it had hit a hydro pole.

On Saturday (Aug. 5) shortly before 12:30 p.m., Durham police responded to a collision involving a single motor vehicle in the area of Baseline Rd. E. between Bennett Rd. and Lambs Rd.

Police say they located a black Jeep in a ditch and found an unconscious driver who was airlifted by Ornge ambulance to a Toronto-area trauma centre, where she is currently in critical condition.

The roads where the collision occurred were closed off for several hours while police investigated.

Anyone with information about this incident or who witnessed this collision is asked to call D/Cst. Dalgetty at 905-579-1520 ext. 5217.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.


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