Business owner and his wife are on the mend following car accident

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Local business owner Ben Smith and his wife, Donna, are on the mend following a serious accident in Kawartha Lakes last week.

According to the OPP, the two-vehicle crash occurred on Kawartha Lakes Road 8, near Bulmer’s Road, around 5:30 p.m. last Thursday (July 20) when a vehicle being driven by a 19-year-old Georgina man allegedly crossed the centre line and collided with the couple’s vehicle.

Police said the Smiths suffered “major injuries” as a result of the crash and were transported to hospital.

“Ben is being released from the hospital right now and Donna is being transferred from Sunnybrook to Lindsay (Ross Memorial Hospital) today,” said Cheryl Hill, director of operations for Ben’s Pharmacy, in an update Tuesday (July 25) afternoon.

The driver of the other vehicle, a 19-year-old from Georgina, was charged with careless driving following an investigation.