Head-on car crash leaves Oshawa man in life-threatening condition, two others injured


Published July 8, 2024 at 10:57 am

An Oshawa man is in hospital with life-threatening injuries after a head-on collision in the city’s north.

Shortly before 5:30 p.m. on July 7, the man’s truck, a white Chevrolet Silverado, and a red Volkswagen Jetta collided on Ritson Road, just south of Highway 407. According to Durham Police, the southbound truck crossed into the northbound lane and hit the Jetta.

The truck driver, a 19-year-old Oshawa man, was severely hurt. He was rushed to a Toronto hospital where he has since stabilized. His passenger received minor wounds and was taken to a local hospital. The Jetta driver, 26 of Campbellford, was also seriously hurt. He too was rushed to a local hospital.

“Alcohol may have been a factor in this collision,” police confirmed. However, the cause of the crash remains under investigation. No one has been charged with any crime. The police Collision Unit shut down Ritson Road for several hours to collect evidence but re-opened the road later that evening.

Anyone with information can call police at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5216 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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