Driver charged with impaired causing bodily harm

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Police have charged a 21-year-old male driver with Impaired Driving Causing Bodily Harm and Operating a Motor Vehicle Over the Legal Limit Causing Bodily Harm after a collision Sunday night in Malahide Township.

The 21-year-old Niagara Falls man was operating his 2001 Toyota car westbound on Ron McNeil Line in the Township of Malahide when he failed to stop for a stop sign at the intersection of Ron McNeil Line and Imperial Road. The car was struck by a 2009 Ford pick-up truck traveling south on Imperial Rd.

In the Toyota car, the driver and a front-seat passenger, a 20-year-old Niagara Falls man, were not injured in the collision, however the rear-seat passenger, a 20-year-old Southgate Township man, was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries. He is currently listed in stable condition.

The three occupants of the pick-up truck, the 71-year-old male driver from Tillsonburg, his 67-year-old wife, and their 15-year-old granddaughter from the Municipality of Bayham, were all transported to hospital with minor injuries and later released.

All parties were wearing their seatbelts.

As a result of the investigation police arrested and have charged the 21-year-old Niagara Falls man with Impaired Driving Causing Bodily Harm and Operating a Motor Vehicle Over the Legal Limit Causing Bodily Harm. The man was held in custody pending a show cause bail hearing and later released on a recognizance.

The intersection at Imperial Road and Ron McNeil Line was closed until approximately 3:30 a.m. on Monday, June 2 to facilitate the investigation.

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