Serious Collision in Perth South

  •    Friday, November 25, 2022   

 On Wednesday, November 23, 2022 shortly before 6:00 p.m. the Stratford Police and other emergency services were dispatched to attend to a motor vehicle collision on Road 113 between Line 29 and Line 26, located within Perth South. 

The investigation revealed that a stake truck had been stopped facing north bound on Road 113, waiting to turn left when a Volkswagen Jetta travelling north at highway speeds drove directly into the back of the truck. The collision forced the Jetta to come to an immediate stop and the driver was required to be extricated from the vehicle by members of the Sebringville Fire Department. The driver, who was identified as a 26-year-old male resident of Stratford, was transported to Stratford General Hospital by Perth County Paramedics. He was later air-lifted to Victoria Hospital in London, where he remains in critical condition. 

This section of roadway was closed for several hours to allow for the Stratford Police Service Collision Reconstruction Team to investigate the incident. At this time the cause of the collision remains unknown, however police remind all drivers to always remain vigilant and be aware of your surroundings to help prevent similar incidents from occurring.