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Six seriously injured, two airlifted in head-on crash near Tottenham

Last Updated Jun 17, 2017 at 9:37 pm EDT

Head-on crash between two pick up trucks on Highway 9 near Tottenham (OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt / Twitter)

Two people have been transported by air ambulance following a serious head-on crash on Highway 9 and the 10th Sideroad near Tottenham.

OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt says the crash occurred just before 7 p.m. Saturday night when a pickup truck travelling on Highway 9 crossed over into oncoming traffic and struck another pickup truck head-on.

The driver and passenger in the pickup that crossed over had to be airlifted by Ornge ambulance to trauma centres in Toronto, one of them suffering life-threatening injuries. Two other occupants of the vehicle were taken to a local hospital in serious condition.

Two occupants in the pickup that was struck were also taken to a local hospital in serious condition.

A third vehicle was also involved in the crash, striking debris from the initial head-on accident. No one in that vehicle suffered any injuries.

The circumstances as to why one vehicle crossed over into oncoming traffic is still under investigation.

Paramedics on the scene of a two car crash near Tottenham (Peel Paramedics / Twitter)

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Hope everybody pulls through.

I don’t get these incidents of crossing the centre line.

In any event, if you are driving on 2 lane roads, it pays to be in the largest vehicle possible to protect you…. if one of these vehicles had been a Yaris, we’d be having a whole different conversation here….

June 17, 2017 at 10:08 pm

@John666: If you are impared due to alcohol or drugs or texting, you can’t see the centre line.

June 18, 2017 at 8:30 am