A fatal vehicular collision on Queen Elizabeth Way at about 2:30 early morning led to the arrest of an 18-year-old male from Niagara Falls for the suspicion of drunk driving in connection of the accident.
A Chevy Cavalier who was travelling in the wrong way of Queen Elizabeth way collided head on with a Honda civic that was carrying a family of four from Kitchener.
Sgt. Dave Woodford of the Ontario Police said that the Chevy Cavalier driver was travelling Niagara Falls bound in the lanes of QEW that was Toronto bound, approaching Garden City Skyway. The driver lost control of his vehicle, hit the guard rail and bounced off before it collided head-on to the vehicle that was heading towards Toronto.
The mother, who was driving the Honda Civic, was flown to Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto with non-life threatening injuries. The 50-year-old father, who was seated in the Civic’s passenger seat, died on the scene. The two children were able to survive the crash and only sustained minor injuries.
Sgt. Woodford said that the incident was very sad and that the family’s lives will be ruined.
The lanes heading to Toronto was temporarily closed for five hours and was reopened back at about 7:30 in the morning.
The Chevy Cavalier driver was arrested on the suspicion of impaired driving causing death and the police are searching for witnesses that may have seen where the vehicle entered the highway.
No identities were released to the public.
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