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Pickering woman lucky to escape Uxbridge accident uninjured

A 23-year-old Pickering woman was lucky to walk away uninjured following a single-vehicle accident in Uxbridge last weekend.

Police say the woman swerved to avoid a deer, with her vehicle leaving the roadway, smashing through wooden fence posts and rolling her car end over end, before finally resting upside down against a hydro pole.

The accident occurred around 11:30 p.m. on Uxbridge Concession Road 7 near Houston Road in the Township of Uxbridge, when she swerved to avoid a deer.

“The Chevrolet four-door sedan left the roadway, struck a wire fence and then several large wooden fence posts. The vehicle rolled end over end before resting, trunk up, against a hydro pole. The vehicle then slid partially onto the driver’s side, trapping the driver,” reads a media release issued Friday (May 17).

“Officers attended and Durham Region Paramedic Services arrived and placed a brace on her sore neck. She was helped out of the vehicle through the sunroof and was able to walk on her own to the nearby ambulance. She was taken to Uxbridge Cottage Hospital as a precaution.”

No charges were laid and the vehicle was a write-off. The deer was not struck and the hydro pole was not damaged.


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