Accident results in charges close to 90 days later - what took so long? A prominent name?

News 100 redBy Staff

June 3, 2016


Late last night the police released a follow up report on a motor vehicle accident that took place early in March.

Basically a car went off the road at the intersection of Kerns Road and North Service Road. The collision left one man with serious head injuries while a second male escaped with bruises and concussion. There was also a significant amount of damage caused to a roadside guide rail that resulted in a lengthy road closure.

Kerns + North Service

It was around 4:00 am in the morning. Someone overshot the stop sign, crashed into the barrier at the intersection and ended up in a patch of land. A stupid accident which police at the time said speed and alcohol were suspected. Charges laid – no names released – why?

Following a protracted investigation, a 22-year old Burlington male has now been charged with two offences – Impaired Operation and Over 80 contrary to the Criminal Code.

No further details regarding the charged individual will be released.

In the March media release the following information was given:

Halton Regional Police Service is investigating a serious single motor vehicle collision that occurred in the early hours of Saturday morning leaving a Burlington man in critical condition.

Shortly before 4:00am Saturday March 12th a black VW Golf was travelling south on Kerns Road in the City of Burlington. At the intersection with North Service Road, the vehicle failed to stop or to negotiate the turn and continued through the guard rail at the south edge of North Service Road, coming to rest in the sunken area between North Service Road and Highway 403.

The male driver of the Golf, a 22-year old Burlington male, sustained serious injuries and was transported to Hamilton general Hospital where his condition is described as critical. His male passenger escaped with minor injuries.

Due to the serious nature of the incident, the Collision Reconstruction Unit attended and assumed responsibility for the investigation.

At this stage speed and alcohol are being considered as factors.

Details of the vehicle occupants are not being released.

It’s pretty clear someone doesn’t want their name in the paper – must be some heavy legal talent leaning on someone.
It’s a Traffic Court offence.

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1 comment to Accident results in charges close to 90 days later – what took so long? A prominent name?

  • MrBean

    Interesting. There was a VW Golf being raced around our neighbourhood on a regular basis this past fall/winter. Calls to officials did nothing to prevent it happening again and again. Male driving that vehicle was son and nephew of Halton police officers. Could it be a coincidence or the same driver?