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Highway collision sends four-year-old to hospital (update)

NEWS RELEASE ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE ************************** 8 a.m. update CONISTON – On April 24, 2014 at approximately 8:40 a.m.
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NEWS RELEASE

ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE

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8 a.m. update

CONISTON – On April 24, 2014 at approximately 8:40 a.m., officers from the Sudbury Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a single vehicle collision on Highway 17 (Coniston area), City of Greater Sudbury.

Preliminary investigation revealed the eastbound pick-up truck left the roadway, rolled-over and struck a rock cut. 

The 32-year-old female driver, from Coniston, suffered minor injuries. 

Meanwhile, her 4-year-old son was ejected from the vehicle and suffered non-life threatening injuries. 

They were admitted in hospital and are listed in stable condition.

The investigation is continuing and charges are pending.

Officers would like to remind everyone that it is important for children to be secured in the appropriate child restraint. 

For more information on choosing the proper car seat for your child and to view instruction videos on how to install a rear facing, forward facing or booster seat, go to: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/safety/carseat/choose.shtml

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CONISTON – On April 24, 2014 at approximately 8:43 a.m., Sudbury Ontario Provincial Police (O.P.P.) responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Highway 17 near Coniston, Ontario.

A four-year-old child has been transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Officers continue to investigate this collision.

One lane of traffic is now open.

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Earlier road advisory

Sudbury Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police advise of the following Road Advisory:

Location:  Hwy 17 E -  Coniston

Brief Description of Event:  Collision resulted in closure of Hwy 17 for Police Investigation

Detour in place

Estimated duration of Road Advisory: Unknown

The O.P.P. will distribute details and updates of the road advisory as information becomes available.

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