Elderly male driver (93) involved in a collision with an ambulance at Appleby Line and 1 Side Road.



By Staff

BURLINGTON, ON. May 12, 2013.  Early in the afternoon of Mother’s day an ambulance traveling south on Appleby Line collided with a vehicle at the intersection of 1 Side Road in Burlington.

The Emergency Services (EMS) ambulance collided with an eastbound Buick.

A Halton EMS ambulance traveling south on Appleby Line collided with a Buick turning into the traffic.

The driver of the Buick, a 93-year-old Burlington man, was seriously injured in the collision and remains in hospital in serious condition.  The 2 Halton Region EMS paramedics involved in the collision received minor injuries and were also transported to hospital. 

The collision occurred as the driver of the Buick attempted to make a left hand turn onto Appleby Line.  The ambulance was driving southbound on Appleby Line and was not responding to any priority calls, it did not have its emergency lights or siren activated, and there were no patients aboard the ambulance. 

Due to the injuries sustained by the Burlington man, the Halton Regional Police Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) attended and took carriage of the investigation.  The intersection was closed for approximately 5 hours for the scene investigation. 

Speed does not appear to be a contributing factor in the collision.  Any witnesses to the collision are asked to contact Detective Constable Oliver Caves at 905 825-7474 extension 5124. 

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